Easy Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine For The Holidays

LAST UPDATED: Oct 21, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Nov 21, 2018 | By:

An easy Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine recipe for the holidays is enjoyable for people of all ages. This alcohol free mulled wine recipe is created with sweet grape juice, fruit and spices that simmer into a hot Christmas drink that warms you from the inside out.

It’s a four ingredient mocktail you’ll want to make time and time again throughout the holiday season.

non alcoholic mulled wine recipe in a gray dutch oven on the stovetop

You know I love a great glass of wine, but everyone should be able to share in the fun! When I was growing up, my mom would treat us to a special ‘cocktail’ for holidays and special events – often a Shirley Temple.

While I love a delicious and festive cocktail as much as the next girl, some occasions call for something more family-friendly and suitable for everyone on an invite list.

With that in mind, I wanted to make a hot Christmas drink the whole family would enjoy. My kids like to refer to it as Christmas fruit punch! They love it just as much as my Homemade Apple Cider and Pear Cider Recipe.

Such a fun way to celebrate the season, right? Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love this Alcohol Free Mulled Wine

  • This recipe for non alcoholic mulled wine is great for adults and kids alike – anyone who wants a festive drink without alcohol.
  • It’s easy to make and serves a crowd. It just takes a few ingredients and you can adjust it to your preference or occasion. Much like my mulled wine and Spiked Apple Cider, it simmers on the stovetop until ready to serve.
  • The scent of simmering mulled grape juice fills your home with the most beautiful aroma and your soul with joy.
  • Non alcoholic mulled wine is an easy way to make an event memorable.
three glasses of non alocholic mulled wine with orange slice, star anise, cinnamon stick

Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine Recipe Ingredients

  • Grape Juice – I recommend Welch’s 100% red grape juice, but purple will work as well. One 46 oz bottle of grape juice will be enough for 8 people. If you are having a larger party or holiday gathering, simple double (or triple!) the recipe.
  • Orange – Fresh sliced orange gives it that extra special touch and pop of beautiful orange slices. The winter citrus is also perfect this time of year!
  • Star Anise – The subtle licorice flavor complements the sweet grape juice so well. And I just love seeing those stars float around the surface of the hot Christmas drink.
  • Cinnamon Sticks – A warming spice that sings all things holiday. It is such a classic and kids love it, too!

Variations

  • If you think your family will enjoy more spice, make this hot Christmas drink with traditional mulling spices to amp up the flavor!
  • You can also make your own allspice seasoning to use in this recipe with just a couple ingredients!
three glasses of non alocholic mulled wine with orange slice, star anise, cinnamon stick

How To Make Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine

  1. In a large dutch oven, warm a bottle (or two or three) of grape juice with sliced orange, star anise and cinnamon sticks for 20 minutes or until ready to serve.
  2. Ladle into mugs and garnish with orange slice, star anise and cinnamon stick.

Alcohol Free Mulled Wine Serving Suggestions

Tips

  • Make it ahead – Simply mull for several hours ahead of time, and then place lid on container and store in the fridge. Add it back to the stove for about half an hour over low heat. All the flavor and no last minute effort!

How to Store

  • Room Temperature: for up to two hours.
  • Refrigerator: Let your alcohol free mulled wine cool completely, then seal in an airtight container and store in refrigerator for up to three days.
  • Freezer:

TO REHEAT: Slowly warm your non alcoholic mulled wine in your pot on the stovetop over low heat, or add leftovers into your crockpot and reheat on low heat until warmed through.

non alcoholic mulled grape juice on the stovetop with orange slices and spices
What are the best spices for alcohol free mulled wine?

Try Star Anise, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. They’ll all add that incredible scent and flavor that makes mulled wine so special!

How to Serve Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine

I like to make our mulled wine on the stove top and let it simmer, enjoying the fragrance as it warms all afternoon and evening. For me, that’s part of the joy of serving a cozy recipe like this one!

  • I love to use my Staub cast iron pieces to create this alcohol free mulled wine recipe at home.
  • You can also serve from your crockpot, of course.
  • A heated kettle also serves well for guests.

This is a great addition to any holiday gathering. I hope you and your family and friends enjoy it, too!

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

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mulled wine with mulling spices and oranges in cast iron on stove

Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine

Julie Blanner
An easy Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine recipe for the holidays. Sweet grape juice, fruit and spices simmer into a hot Christmas drink for all ages!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 111 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 46 ounces grape juice
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 5 star of anise
  • 3 cinnamon sticks

Instructions
 

  • Simmer wine on low with orange, star of anise and cinnamon sticks 20 minutes or until ready to serve.
  • Garnish with orange slice and cinnamon stick.

Notes

You can adapt this recipe to taste by adding cloves in a tea pod or adding additional fruit.

Nutrition

Calories:111kcalCarbohydrates:27gProtein:1gFat:1gSaturated Fat:1gSodium:8mgPotassium:214mgFiber:2gSugar:25gVitamin A:50IUVitamin C:9mgCalcium:42mgIron:1mg
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