Cranberry Mulled Wine

Utilize leftover cranberry sauce to make this warm and cozy beverage.

cranberry mulled wine or cider in glass mug

Kelsey Hansen

Prep Time:
10 mins
Heat Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
5 cups

When it comes to the traditional cranberry sauce on the Thanksgiving table, there's usually a "take it or leave it" feeling associated. If it turns out not too many decided to add it to the plate, this mulled wine recipe is an excellent way to use up leftover cranberry sauce. A couple cups of the sauce, wine (or cider), and some mulling spices are all it takes to whip up a batch of this warm and cozy beverage. Sip alongside a slice of leftover pumpkin pie.


  • 1 to 2 cups cranberry sauce

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 750 ml red wine or 3½ cups apple cider

  • 2 stick cinnamon sticks

  • 6 clove whole cloves

  • 2 pod star anise

  • 1 large orange, sliced into rounds


  1. In a large saucepan melt cranberry sauce over medium. Add honey and wine, whisking to combine. Add spices and orange. Warm until just steaming, then reduce heat to low. Simmer gently 10 minutes. Ladle into mugs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

468 Calories
0g Fat
85g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 468.3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.3g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 16.5mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 84.8g 31%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 66.5g
Protein 1.9g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 28.7mg 144%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Potassium 369.9mg 8%
Fatty acids, total trans 0g
Vitamin D 0IU
Alanine 0g
Arginine 0.1g
Ash 0.9g
Aspartic acid 0.1g
Caffeine 0mg
Carotene, alpha 3.2mcg
Choline, total 20.4mg
Copper, Cu 0.1mg
Cystine 0g
Energy 1963.3kJ
Fluoride, F 199.1mcg
Folate, total 19.4mcg
Glutamic acid 0.1g
Glycine 0g
Histidine 0g
Isoleucine 0g
Leucine 0g
Lysine 0g
Methionine 0g
Magnesium, Mg 31.9mg
Manganese, Mn 0.7mg
Niacin 0.8mg
Phosphorus, P 61mg
Pantothenic acid 0.2mg
Phenylalanine 0g
Phytosterols 11.9mg
Proline 0.1g
Retinol 0mcg
Selenium, Se 1.1mcg
Serine 0g
Starch 0g
Theobromine 0mg
Threonine 0g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1.4mg
Tryptophan 0g
Tyrosine 0g
Valine 0g
Vitamin A, IU 165.7IU
Vitamin A, RAE 8.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 3.3mcg
Water 285.4g
Zinc, Zn 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.