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Hit Me Baby One More Glühwein

Image: Jordan Hughes

Between the ode to Britney and the subtly sweet aromatic liqueur that defines the flavor profile of this recipe from Townshend’s distillery in Portland, Ore., this easy mulled wine riff is a cold-weather crowd pleaser. Thanks to the use of cream sherry and a minimal touch of honey, expect a rich, round mouthfeel without the typical cloying sweetness of traditional glühwein.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “4 Warming Crock-Pot Cocktail Recipes to Try at Home.”


  • 1 750-mL bottle syrah red wine
  • 12 ounces cream sherry
  • 12 ounces Townshend Bluebird alpine liqueur
  • Peels and juice of 1/2 orange
  • 3/4 ounce honey
  • Garnish: grated nutmeg
  • Garnish: orange peel
  • Garnish: cinnamon stick
  • Garnish: star anise


Serves 10.

  1. Add all ingredients into a slow cooker and set temperature to “low” for approximately one hour.

  2. Switch to “keep warm” and serve as desired.

  3. Garnish with a swath of orange peel along with spices of choice, such as a cinnamon stick, star anise and grated nutmeg.