Pressure Cooker Mulled Red Wine

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Rated 5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Mulled Red Wine
Pressure Cooker Mulled Red Wine


  • 3 cups fruity red wine, such as Merlot
  • 1 large orange, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 6 whole black peppercorns
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 orange wedges


For best results, we recommend using:


  1. Stir red wine, orange slices, maple syrup, cloves, peppercorns, cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, and star anise together in your pressure cooker.
  2. Seal lid and cook on High Pressure for 5 minutes.
  3. Relieve pressure to naturally. Be patient as this can take up to 30 minutes.
  4. Strain wine though a fine mesh strainer. Discard the spices. Ladle warm wine into mugs and garnish with ground cinnamon and orange wedges to serve.
Mealthy tip:

If you’re in a hurry, you can also use the quick-release valve to relieve pressure from cooker; just be aware that the spices won’t be as strong. For festive flair, place an additional star anise into each glass.


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Aja A says:

Love this time of the year when I can make delicious mulled wine. This one was definitely interesting with the addition of black peppercorns. I enjoyed this and will continue to make this version each year. It's a drink that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy.

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Jessica Scott says:

I've used this recipe twice already! The black peppercorns are a nice addition to this sweet, spicy, boozy drink. What I love most is that it's so quick and easy, making it the perfect drink for an impromptu dinner party.

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Ashley Melchiore says:

This was soooo quick!! I made this last year for a holiday party and it took hours. Loved the cardamom pods & black peppercorn for a little different flavor.

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Kaylee Adams says:

Using the quick-release valve to relieve pressure was fine, I didn't notice a difference. Perfect for the holidays and entertaining. The citrus flavors were on point.

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Blakely James says:

Decorated the glasses with star anise and spiraled orange peel. This is perfect for the holidays, your guests will love it.

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SteveHeather Hoem says:

Good but not great. Admission upfront is that my comparison is gluhwein as served in European Christmas markets. For this mulled wine I think a Cabernet would be better than merlot - the tannins are just a bit too strong. Will also try with sugar instead of maple syrup next time. I added 1/2 cup brandy after the mulling which cut some of the tannin bitterness.