Mulled Riesling Punch Recipe

Serving 6


  • 1 750 milliliter bottle Riesling or other white wine
  • 2 cups apple cider or apple juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1 inch piece fresh ginger , thinly sliced
  • 12 whole allspice
  • 8 whole cardamom pods
  • 1/2 cup Calvados or brandy
  • Cinnamon sticks (optional)
  • Apple slices (optional)


  1. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine wine, apple cider, and honey. For a spice bag, place ginger, allspice, and cardamom in the center of a double-thick, 6-inch square of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Bring up corners; tie closed with clean kitchen string. Add spice bag to mixture in cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. (Do not boil.) Stir in Calvados. If desired, garnish drinks with cinnamon sticks and apple slices.

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