Mulled Beer Recipe

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Easy Mulled Beer Recipe – delicious warm mulled beer cocktail perfect for a cold day, post-skiing drink, or tailgate party!

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Slow Cooker Mulled Beer

Move over Mulled Wine, there’s a new hot beverage in town! This Slow Cooker Mulled Beer is perfect for chilly winter days!

You can use your favorite winter ale or lager to make this delightful hot cocktail that’s loaded with spices!

If you love mulled wine, or Traditional Gluehwein, or even any of our beer cocktails or beer-itas, you’re going to LOVE this delicious warm drink full of spicy, malty flavor!

Mulled beer is an unexpectedly delicious warm cocktail you’ll want anytime it’s cold outside – and is perfect for bbqs, sitting around the campfire, parties, tailgate, game day, and more!

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How To Make Mulled Beer

This mulled drink is very easy to make – add to a slow cooker and stir, then let the magic happen!

More of this recipe’s process relies on choosing the right ingredients, so pay particular attention to ingredient choice for your slow cooker mulled beer!

Use Mulling Spices. The actual mixture of spices in mulling spices can vary wildly – but it usually contains cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg, star anise, – and sometimes peppercorn or cardamom. It also usually includes dried fruit (such as raisins, apples or orange rind). 

If you want to buy my favorite pre-mixed mulling spices, check out Aspen Mulling Spices! They come ready to add to drinks. I prefer the no sugar variety, as it is already quite sweet on its own.

Mulling Spices Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • Orange Slices
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What Beer To Use

This easy cocktail is great to use with lots of popular beers – but some styles work much better than others.

Choose a beer you already enjoy, but I recommend sticking with a European ale or lager for best results.

Avoid really dark beers and stouts and I also wouldn’t recommend using an IPA.

I’d also encourage you to use a winter blend that already has spicy notes in it.

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Other Delicious Drinks You’ll Love

If you love this mulled beer, please check out our other deliciously easy drinks and cocktails!

You can find our entire drinks recipe archive here.

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Recipe FAQs

Howe long can mulled beer simmer?

Keep your mulled beer from boiling – I keep it on warm or low after the original cooking time – for up to four hours. Add more beer if it cooks down too much.

Can I store leftover mulled beer?

Let mulled beer cool and store in an airtight pitcher or a jar with lid in the refrigerator. Remove orange peel from leftovers, as it will make it more bitter.

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Mulled Beer Recipe

Yield: 6 drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

Move over Mulled Wine, there’s a new hot beverage in town! This Slow Cooker Mulled Beer is perfect for chilly winter days! You can use your favorite winter ale or lager to make this delightful hot cocktail that’s loaded with spices!

Ingredients

  • 48 ounces beer, preferably a European ale or lager
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • Nutmeg, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add the beer, sugar, spices, and half of the orange slices to a small crockpot and cook on low for 2.5 hours.
  2. Ladle into a mug and add a fresh orange slice and a dash of nutmeg and enjoy.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 200Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 18mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 2g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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