Mulled Wine Margaritas (Christmas Margarita Recipe)

MULLED WINE MARGARITAS are fun, festive, and unique. This favorite hot spiced wine recipe has complex flavors and it warms the soul. This Mulled Wine Recipe is the ultimate Christmas margarita!

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

Mulled Wine Recipe – Christmas Margaritas

This Mulled Wine recipe mixes the delicious flavor of hot spiced wine with tequila, creating the perfect Christmas Margarita for the holiday season.

Welcome to my new favorite holiday cocktail: Mulled Wine Margaritas! Warm, spicy, unique, pretty, and fun; the list goes on and on! I have always loved mulled wine. It’s a staple at our house around the holiday season. The warm spiced beverage fills your home with delicious aromas and it really 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…what could be better than this Mulled Wine Recipe? These Hot Spiced Wine Margaritas are DIVINE in this winter weather. It’s the perfect Christmas Margarita! Snow is here and it’s time to make a pot of this fun twist on a classic!

Looking for the perfect Christmas Margarita? Find out how to make this this Mulled Wine Recipe with Tequila for the holidays!

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

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

photo collage of Exotico tequila and a mulled wine margarita

Mulled Wine & Tequila make a delicious Christmas 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 spiced 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

What is Mulled Wine?

Mulled Wine is just a fancy way of saying Hot Spiced Wine. Generally, a mulled wine recipe includes a red wine mixed with spices (usually cinnamon, cloves, allspice, but other spices can be added in). The spiced wine is heated up and served warm.

Making Mulled Wine Margaritas

This is the perfect Christmas 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.

Making Mulled Wine Margaritas is pretty simple. Basically, it’s just a traditional mulled wine recipe with some tequila added in for an extra kick. To make these hot spiced wine margaritas, just follow a few simple steps:

  1. Heat up the spiced in a skillet
  2. Combine the wine, warm spices, tequila, and other ingredients into a pot
  3. Let the wine simmer for an hour (covered)
  4. Strain the mulled wine before serving
  5. Add salt to the rim of your drink glasses for a little margarita flair

Now you’ve got the perfect Christmas Margarita to serve this holiday season. Warm, spicy, and extra delicious! See the recipe card at the bottom of this post for full instructions.

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

Mulled Wine Recipe – Hot Spiced Wine Margarita

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 Hot 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.


See the recipe card below for details on how to make Mulled Wine Christmas Margaritas. Enjoy!

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MULLED WINE MARGARITAS are fun, festive, and unique. This favorite hot spiced wine recipe has complex flavors and it warms the soul. This Mulled Wine Recipe is the ultimate Christmas margarita!
Mulled Wine Margaritas
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
MULLED WINE MARGARITAS are fun, festive, and unique. This favorite hot spiced wine recipe has complex flavors and it warms the soul. This Mulled Wine Recipe is the ultimate Christmas margarita! Inspired and adapted from Foodista
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: christmas margarita, hot spiced wine, mulled wine, mulled wine margarita
Servings: 6
Calories: 208 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
  • 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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Nutrition Facts
Mulled Wine Margaritas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208
% Daily Value*
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 171mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 37g
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 21.2%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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