Easy Nonalcoholic Mulled Wine for Cold-Weather Comfort

This booze-free version of a classic warm beverage has all the cozy vibes.

Updated January 31, 2024
Two glasses of hot mulled wine with spices on wooden table against fireplace

Whether it's for après ski or just because you feel like sipping on something warm and cozy, mulled wine is the perfect winter sipper. And our nonalcoholic mulled wine is as warm and comforting as your favorite fuzzy blanket. So try this mocktail version of mulled wine for your next cozy night in. 

Nonacoholic Mulled Wine Recipe

We love a mocktail version of a classic drink. It's perfect to sip on after spending the day on the slops or just because. This makes four servings.


  • 18 ounces grape juice or nonalcoholic red wine
  • 6 ounces tart cherry juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 4-6 whole cloves
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • Warm water
  • Cinnamon stick and orange slice for garnish


  1. In a medium-size saucepan over low heat, add juices/wine, simple syrup, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and orange slices.
  2. Allow to simmer for approximately twenty minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Immediately prior to serving, warm a mug by filling it with hot water.
  4. After the mug is warm to the touch, pour out the water.
  5. Carefully pour nonalcoholic mulled wine into the mug.
  6. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange slice.

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Variations and Substitutions

With a few swaps or a flick of the wrist, you can craft a few different nonalcoholic mulled wines.

  • Skip the tart cherry juice and use pomegranate juice instead. Additionally, you can use equal parts cherry juice and pomegranate juice in combination.
  • If you desire a sweeter nonalcoholic mulled wine, start by adding an additional half of an ounce of simple syrup and adding more to taste.
  • You can add a half tablespoon of cloves or up to four whole star anise for a more spiced flavor.
  • Apple cider can add a soft sweetness and extra layer of flavor, but no more than an ounce.
  • Add the juice of half of an orange for a citrussy drink.


A cinnamon stick and slice of fruit is a fairly standard garnish for any style of mulled wine, but there are several other options to choose from.

  • Opt for a few slices from a fresh apple or pear. Conversely, you can use a dehydrated apple or pear slice for a more unique look.
  • Punch up the citrus flavors by using a lemon or lime slice. Or a citrus wedge and wheel make for a great touch. As with the other fruits, a dehydrated citrus wheel would complete the drink with a fun flair.
  • Pierce several cocktail cherries together on a cocktail pick. You can even add a citrus or fruit garnish to this pick as well.
  • Make your garnish spice-focused by adding a whole star anise.
  • Pierce an orange wheel with several cloves to use as a garnish.

Nonalcoholic Mulled Wine for All

No matter why you want to warm up, nonalcoholic mulled wine checks all the boxes. So any time of day you need an extra dose of cozy comfort, mix up this warming mocktail. 

Easy Nonalcoholic Mulled Wine for Cold-Weather Comfort