Hot Mulled Wine: Low Carb Holiday Punch

This hot mulled wine recipe is an easy, low carb holiday punch that you can put together quickly or simmer in a slow cooker. There’s 1 carb in each 3/4 cup sized serving so you can experience a Dickens Christmas without ending up looking like old Fezziwig himself.

For this recipe you’ll need: Merlot, apple cider rooibus tea, sugar free brown sugar cinnamon syrup, orange tangerine water enhancer drops, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom, gin

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Two glass punch cups hold dark ruby red low carb hot mulled wine. A lemon slice garnishes the cup

Hot mulled wine is an iconic part of Christmas. Even if you’ve never cupped a warm glass in your hands and savored the sweet-spicy aroma that rose from the cup you probably think of the Holidays when you hear the words mulled wine. It’s a wonderful way to scent your house for a party!

The thing is that there’s tons of carbs in hot mulled wine. Sugar is usually added as well as fruit juice so the carb count jumps quite a lot. I’ve used a sugar free syrup to stand in for the sugar, a spiced rooibus tea for the fruit juice, and a little orange water enhancer to round out the flavor. Since I’m not simmering this in the slow cooker I used ground spices but you can certainly use your slow cooker. I’m just usually making it for myself and no one else so I don’t need 6 quarts sitting around. While brandy is often added to regular mulled wine we’re going to use a highly flavored gin. I like Citadelle for this.

That’s really it. It’s ready to be carried into the family room and sipped while you watch the Hallmark Channel. Guilt free!

Looking down at the dark red low carb hot mulled wine. lemon slices and herbs can be seen on a wooden counter.

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I used Torani’s Sugar Free Brown Sugar Cinnamon syrup. I love the flavor it adds to all kinds of things. Teavana Apple Cider Rooibus tea has 0 carbs, 0 calories. It’s got a wonderful flavor that gives this low carb version of hot mulled wine the true flavors of Christmas.

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Low carb hot mulled wine is garnished with a lemon. herbs are scattered on the wooden counter.

Hot Mulled Wine Recipe

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Recipe image, low carb hot mulled wine with a lemon slice on the edge.
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Hot Mulled Wine

This hot mulled wine recipe yields two 3/4 cup servings - about a punch cup in size. If you'd like to make a punch to serve 12 then click on the servings below and adjust the number of servings. It will automatically adjust the amounts of ingredients.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Holiday
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 82
Author Marye

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Merlot , I used CK Mondavi
  • 2 teaspoons Apple Cider Rooibus Tea , I used Teavana
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar Free Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Syrup , I used Torani
  • 1/8 teaspoon orange tangerine water enhancer , I used MIO
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch cloves
  • pinch ginger
  • pinch cardamom
  • 1 ounce gin , I used Citadelle because it's very herbaceous

Instructions

  • Heat the water to 208F and stir in the 2 teaspoonfuls of loose tea.
  • Let steep for 6 minutes and strain. Set aside.
  • Warm the wine up on the stove until it is just starting to steam but not really simmering.
  • stir in the syrup, the spices, and the water enhancer.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the gin.
  • Serve immediately garnished with a cinnamon stick if desired.

Notes

 
If you'd like you can make this in a slow cooker - heat on low for 2 to 4 hours or until very hot then switch to the "warm" setting. If you use a slow cooker then you can use whole spices instead of the ground spices if you wish. Add the gin just before serving... I used Citadel gin because it has more juniper flavor than most and I especially enjoy it in this punch.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 75mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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Last Updated 07/12/2019

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