If you’ve been feeling a little dull as of late, then I have just the thing to spice up your life (no pun intended). You need to check out this recipe for making a heartwarming crockpot keto mulled wine. It’s the perfect hot beverage to kick back and relax with, especially when you’re all cozied up with your loved ones. I always have a small selection from Dry Farm Wines on hand because their wines are my favorite, so do check them out for this recipe specifically because they’re amazing.
The Best Crockpot Mulled Wine I’ve Ever Tried
Even though you’ll have to wait for one hour for your mulled wine to cook in the crockpot, the act of actually preparing everything to make this recipe is super quick and easy.
All you’ll have to do is grab your crockpot and add in one bottle of red wine, ¼ cup of brandy (this is optional but I highly recommend throwing it in there as well), orange slices, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, and some Stevia (of your preferred low carb sweetening option).
Cover with the lid and cook everything on low for approximately 60 minutes. You’ll want to serve this mulled wine warm.
Can You Recommend Any Other Ways to Make Keto Friendly Mulled Wine?
If you’re interested in trying out a few different ways to make keto friendly mulled wine, we’ve got you covered. I’ve tried quite a few different recipes over the last few weeks that I’ve been on this mulled wine kick, and there are definitely a few of them that stood out. Be sure to try out these five other great keto mulled wine recipes:
- Instant Pot Keto Mulled Wine (Low Carb No Carb)
- Easy Keto Mulled Wine (Keto Vale)
- Hot Mulled Wine – Low Carb Holiday Punch (Low Carb-ology)
- Homemade Mulled Wine – Winter Low Carb Drink (My Keto Plate)
- Spiced Mulled Wine (The Forked Spoon)
What’s the Difference Between Mulled Wine and Regular Wine?
Mulled wine (sometimes called spiced wine) is simply an alcoholic (it can also be made in a non-alcoholic format as well) beverage made with a mix of red wine and various mulling spices like cloves, cinnamon, and star anise.
Some people like to add raisins in as well, but I’m not really a fan of that approach. Mulled wine is usually served either hot or warm as it’s traditionally served during the holiday season but really, it’s a great recipe to have in the arsenal all-year-round.
What’s the Best Way to Store Mulled Wine?
If you want to prepare this keto mulled wine ahead of time to enjoy later, you can definitely do that. Just let the drink cool off to room temperature after you’re finished cooking it and then transfer it into an airtight jar or container. You can safely store your mulled wine for up to three days in the fridge. Whenever you’re ready to enjoy it, just pour it into a saucepan and heat it up over low heat.
Can I Chill Mulled Wine?
Although mulled wine is traditionally served warm or hot, you can absolutely serve it over ice in order to enjoy a chilled glass of it. I actually make chilled mulled wine quite often in the summer and then switch over to the more traditional warmer version during the cooler winter months. Like I said, it’s great to have any time of the year.
Dry vs Sweet Red Wine – What’s the Difference?
Not quite a wine aficionado and you’re wondering why this recipe calls for using a dry red wine when you have a perfectly good bottle of sweet red wine on hand?
The difference between a dry red wine and a sweet red wine comes down to the amount of residual sugar that’s left over from the grapes during the fermentation process. A dry wine has had all of the sugar converted to alcohol during fermentation, while a sweet red wine will still have residual traces of sugar, which in turn gives the wine a slightly sweeter natural flavor.
(You may also like: Light and Sparkly Keto Sparkling Wine Sangria)
Heartwarming Crockpot Keto Mulled Wine
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- 1 bottle red wine
- ¼ cup brandy (optional)
- 1 orange, sliced
- 6 whole cloves
- 3 sticks cinnamon
- 3 star anise
- 2 tbsp granulated Stevia or other low carb granulated sweetener
- Place all the ingredients in a crockpot.
- Cover with a lid and cook on low for one hour.
- Serve warm.