To make mulled red wine, combine 1 bottle wine, 1/3 cup honey or sugar, and the spices in a pot. Warm over low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring once in a while to make sure the sweetener is dissolved. Ladle the liquid into mugs, discarding the spices.
To make mulled apple cider, all you need are the spices and cider. Place 1/2 – 1 gallon apple cider in slow cooker on low for 4 hours. Stovetop: Add cider and spices to pot, bring the mix to a boil, cover, and simmer for about a half an hour. Discard spices and serve hot cider in mugs. Optionally add a slice of lemon or orange or a bit of brandy if desired.