Make a Mulled Wine Kit for the Holidays

Anyone can show up with a bottle of wine. But you go the extra mile with this winning mulled wine kit for stylish holiday gift-giving.

mulled wine

Homemade Mulled Wine

You can't go wrong with wine. Add a seasonal spin by including a mulled wine kit with your favorite bottle of red. Homemade mulled wine brings the taste of the holidays home.

Photo by: Hortus Ltd./Mark Fonville

Hortus Ltd./Mark Fonville

You can't go wrong with wine. Add a seasonal spin by including a mulled wine kit with your favorite bottle of red. Homemade mulled wine brings the taste of the holidays home.

Related To:

Giving a bottle of wine as a gift is a no-fail. Add your own personal touch with a mulled cider seasoning pack and you have a guaranteed hit. This mulled wine kit is easy to assemble, just add a decorative touch. These directions make four kits.

Materials

  • 1 12-by-12 inch fabric square
  • 40 whole cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 20 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 1 whole nutmeg, grated
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 4 8-inch lengths of string
  • 4 bottles of red wine
  • 4 gift tags

Directions:

Cut the fabric into four evenly-sized squares. Lay each one out on your work surface and to the center of each, add: 10 cloves, 5 cardamom pods; 1/4 of the ground nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon of the ground ginger.

Gather up the edges of the fabric squares to form small bags and tie securely with the string. Attach a cinnamon stick to each bag and make a loop to hang over neck of the wine bottle.

Create a gift tag for each bottle that reads: Combine the wine, spice bag and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar into a pan. Heat gently, without boiling, until the sugar dissolves, then add 1/2 cup orange juice and 2 tablespoons brandy. Add one small, sliced orange with the peel on, stir and serve.

Hang a spice bag and gift tag on each wine bottleneck.

Next Up

Gift or Enjoy: Endlessly Customizble Christmas Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Whether you're gifting them or serving them at a holiday party, we'll help you fill your Christmas cookie tray with ease. We’ve formulated one easy shortbread dough to be the base for three different cookie flavors. Cranberry-Orange and Toffee-Chocolate Chip are enticing and holiday appropriate, while Smoked Cheddar-Jalapeño offers an unexpected savory bite. Whatever their favorite flavor — this sweet or savory shortbread cookie recipe promises something for everyone.

Endlessly Customizable Layered Cheesecake Bars

Just one pan of these 3-in-1 cheesecake bars will fill your entire dessert tray or a Christmas tin for gifting. Get creative by swapping in your own fillings and toppings, or use our easy guide for the season’s most tempting flavors: Cookies ‘n Cream, Peppermint Patty and Pecan Pie. They all come from one pan and the variety is sure to please a crowd.

Homemade Christmas Cookies for Dogs Recipe

No pups on the naughty list here! Santa knows that all dogs are nice year-round, so they deserve a special homemade holiday treat. Chicken broth and sweet potato give these cut-out cookies the flavor of a holiday dinner, while nutritional yeast gives them cheesy flavor without adding any dairy products.

The Best Last-Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Down to the wire? Here are our favorite flowers, cards, candy and more.

25 Ornaments Under $30 That Make Great Gifts

These thoughtful Christmas ornaments are proof that good things really do come in small packages.

Make Photo Tea Bags for Mother's Day

Surprise Mom with tea featuring her favorite photos of her children. This thoughtful gift is inexpensive and easy to make.

63 Gift Ideas for Gardeners

For those on your gift list with green thumbs, we've rounded up ideas that are sure to inspire some nature-loving activities.

35 Best Gifts for Party Hosts

These thoughtful ideas are perfect for any kind of party.

35 Best Gifts for Beer Lovers

Stumped on what to get the beer connoisseur in your life? We've got 35 beer-centric gifts for every taste, budget and occasion.

84 Cheap Stocking Stuffers Under $25 for Everyone on Your List

From tech gadgets to cozy buys to clever items for crafters, pets, homebodies and more, shop these thoughtful, non-candy stocking stuffers under $25.

Go Shopping

Get product recommendations from HGTV editors, plus can’t-miss sales and deals.

On TV

House Hunters

6:30am | 5:30c

House Hunters

7:30am | 6:30c

House Hunters

8:30am | 7:30c

House Hunters

10am | 9c

House Hunters

11am | 10c

House Hunters

12pm | 11c

House Hunters

1pm | 12c

House Hunters

1:30pm | 12:30c

House Hunters

2:30pm | 1:30c

House Hunters

3:30pm | 2:30c

House Hunters

4:30pm | 3:30c

House Hunters

5:30pm | 4:30c

House Hunters

6:30pm | 5:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Renovation Aloha

8pm | 7c

House Hunters

4:30am | 3:30c

House Hunters

5:30am | 4:30c

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.