Mulled Wine
Mulled wine sounds easy—just cook wine with sugar, citrus, and a handful of spices—but it’s not. Cook for too long, and you lose all of the alcohol. Cook for too little time, and you don’t get all of the flavors from the aromatic ingredients. The Instant Pot makes mulled wine in, well, an instant, and it preserves most of the alcohol. Jar size: 1½ to 2 cups
Servings Prep Time
6Cups 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6Cups 5minutes
Cook Time
Dry ingredients
  • 1cup granulated sugar
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2cup dehydrated apple slices
  • 5 – 7 whole cloves
  • 3 whole star anise
  • 2teaspoons dried orange zest
For cooking and serving
  • 6cups red wine2 Bottles
  1. Layer the dry ingredients in the jar in the order listed.
To Cook:
  1. Place all of the jarred ingredients into the Instant Pot. Add the bottles of red wine. Stir to mix. Cover with the lid and ensure the vent is in the “sealed” position. Pressure Cook on High for 1 minute.Press Cancel and unplug the pressure cooker from the outlet. Use the quick-release function to release the pressure in quick bursts.
Recipe Notes

Safety Tip: Be careful as you release the pressure from the valve because it contains evaporated alcohol. Make sure there are no open flames nearby and avert your face, as usual, from the vent.
Alternate Method: You can also choose to cook the mulled wine using the slow cook function for 2 hours.