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Glühwein (Mulled Wine)

Instant Pot Glühwein (Mulled Wine)

5 from 11 votes
The coziest of holiday drinks, mulled wine (or glühwein) is super easy to make in an Instant Pot or on the stovetop and makes for a perfectly spiced, warm Christmas drink!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 drinks


  • 1 750 mL bottle of a full bodied red wine, Shiraz,Cabernet, Merlot, or Malbec are all good options
  • 8 ounces brandy
  • 1 apple, any kind, thinly sliced
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar or honey
  • 1 tablespoon mulling spices*

*If you don't have pre-made mulling spices, add:

  • 1 more cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon dried or fresh orange peel


  • Combine all ingredients in the Instant Pot and set to cook at high pressure for 1 minute.
  • Note: When you set your IP to cook, it will have a preheating period and then will automatically begin to cook at the time you set when it's ready.
  • Using an oven mitt, carefully turn steam valve to release all the pressure.
  • If you prefer not to have the spices and apple slices in your drink, just pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve before serving.
  • Serve with orange slices, apple slices, cinnamon sticks, and/or star anise and enjoy!


  • Don't have an Instant Pot? In a large pot on your stovetop, combine all ingredients and simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes (don't let it boil!). Use fine mesh sieve, if desired, and serve.
  • Can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Drink
Cuisine German
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