Mulled Wine Margaritas

MULLED WINE MARGARITAS are fun, festive, and unique. This favorite spiced wine holiday beverage has complex flavors and warms the soul. The ultimate Christmas margarita recipe!

SPICED MULLED WINE MARGARITAS garnished with fresh orange slices next to a bottle of Exotico tequila.

Welcome to my new favorite holiday cocktail. Warm, spicy, unique, pretty, fun; the list goes on and on! I have always loved mulled wine. It’s a staple at our house around the holiday season. It fills your home with delicious aromas and warms the soul and the body on the way down.

I’ve also always loved margaritas! I’m definitely a tequila and salt kind of girl. Being that it’s always great to combine things you love…these Spiced Mulled Wine Margaritas are DIVINE and just perfect for Christmas. Snow is here and it’s time to make a pot of this fun twist on a classic!

Making Mulled Wine Margaritas

making mulled wine in a sauce pan with fresh slices of orange and whole cinnamon sticks

3 glasses of Spiced WINE MARGARITAS next to a sauce pan of mulled wine

photo collage of Exotico tequila and a mulled wine margarita

I’m SO darn excited about my new partnership with Exotico Tequila. It’s made by one of my favorite companies, Luxco, right here in Saint Louis. I’m so proud to be representing this award winning tequila as they’re made with 100% blue agave, has a great price point that can’t be beat for the quality, and look at those amazingly cool bottles.

I used their Reposado Tequila for today’s Mulled Wine Margaritas and it was absolutely perfect. With notes of vanilla, dry fruit, and spices, it really elevated traditional mulled wine. The flavor of the tequila only added to how much I love this classic mulled wine recipe!

SPICED MULLED WINE MARGARITAS in clear cocktail glasses rimmed with sugared orange zest and orange slices

tall clear mug with a MULLED WINE MARGARITA, rimmed with an orange slice

This is the perfect holiday margarita for serving a crowd, whether you’re chatting around a fire, wrapping gifts, or sitting down to Christmas dinner. Can you imagine a more perfect or comforting beverage? I’m obsessed.


overhead photo of spiced WINE MARGARITA, garnished with a cinnamon stick and star anise

As the weather gets colder (c’mon snow, I just bought Henry his first snow suit and I cannot wait to show you!), I hope these Spiced Wine Margaritas make an appearance in your kitchen. They’ll make your house smell like the holidays, they’ll warm your hands and your belly, and they’ll be sure to impress anyone you make them for. That’s always a bonus this time of year. I wish it was acceptable to make stove top drinks year round, because I certainly would!!

cocktail glass with a SPICED MULLED WINE MARGARITA

Be sure to check out where you can buy Exotico Tequila near you. It’s my new favorite and I’m quite sure it will be yours as well. Expect to see more fun tequila recipes coming your way soon! Muah.

Mulled Wine Margaritas Recipe:

Serves 6

Mulled Wine Margaritas

These SPICED MULLED WINE MARGARITAS are so fun, festive, and unique. This favorite holiday beverage has complex flavors and warms the soul. The ultimate Christmas cocktail.

Inspired and adapted from Foodista

5 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time


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  • 4 whole cloves
  • 8 whole black peppercorns
  • 8 whole allspice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 bottle Malbec wine (or your favorite spicy Spanish wine)
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups spiced apple cider
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur (such as triplesec)
  • 1/4 cup Exotico Reposado Tequila
  • 1 large orange, sliced (plus more for garnish)
  • sea salt, sugar, and orange zest for garnish


  1. Heat cloves, peppercorns, allspice, and cinnamon sticks in a skillet over medium heat. Allow to heat and crackle, but do not burn. When the aroma is fragrant, remove from heat.
  2. Heat a dutch oven or stockpot over low heat. Add the wine, agave, brown sugar, cider, juice, liqueur, tequila, orange slices, and toasted spices into the pot and stir to combine. Simmer, covered, for at least an hour.
  3. After an hour, strain the mixture and return to the pot without the spices.
  4. Serve in glasses rimmed with a mixture of sea salt, sugar, and orange zest and garnish with a fresh orange slice and cinnamon stick.
  5. Enjoy!


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