Eli Bezner from Poco Wine & Spirits is here to mix up a cozy and delicious mulled wine that is perfect for these cold fall and winter months.

Poco Mulled Wine Recipe:


  • 1 Bottle red wine, preferably a CabSav or Merlot (750 ml)
  • 1 peel of whole orange
  • 1 peel of whole lemon
  • 2 cups water
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 8oz brandy
  • 2oz honey
  • 3oz fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 10 black pepper corns
  • 5 cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole star anise
  • 2 whole, cracked cardamom pods


  • Fill cheese cloth bag with cardamom pods, star anise, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and black peppercorn.
  • Bring 2 cups water to a boil, submerge cheese cloth bag with spices, let sit for 2 minutes.
  • Bring water down to a very light boil/simmer, add lemon and orange juices. Let infuse for 20 min.
  • Remove bag and spices, and discard. Transfer to large sauce pan on low/medium heat *do not boil*.
  • Add wine, sugar, honey and stir until completely dissolved. Let sit on low heat 10-15 minutes.
  • Take off burner, stir in brandy. Garnish with orange slice, cinnamon stick, half star anise pod. Serve and Enjoy!