German Mulled Wine: Glühwein

German Mulled Wine (Glühwein) contains all traditional Christmas spices as well as a fruity hint of citrus.It’s very easy to make and it looks impressive!

German Mulled Wine (Glühwein) contains all traditional Christmas spices as well as a fruity hint of citrus.It's very easy to make and it looks impressive!Do you already know what drinks to serve on your Christmas dinner? Here is a creative option for you: German mulled wine (Glühwein). It’s sold on every Christmas market in Germany and its spicy and sweet smell is associated with Christmas. It contains all traditional Christmas spices like cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, anise, as well as a fruity hint of citrus. Mulled wine is so easy to make and yet it’s so impressive and tastes so good! All you have to do is combine dry red wine, spices, orange slice, orange juice and a bit of sugar and heat it all.  To make your home smell like Christmas, put your mulled wine on a really low heat and pour it into glasses as your guests arrive. I guarantee, this festive and warming German mulled wine will hit the spot! It’s especially good with traditional German Christmas cookies – Lebkuchen.

German Christmas Cookies: Lebkuchen. Authentic recipe of the most popular German cookies: spicy, soft and incredibly flavorful. Give them as gifts to your family and friends! Spice mix recipe provided.There are many varieties of mulled wine: you can add brandy or rum, you can use white wine instead of red, make it out of cider instead of wine, add apples, lemon, raisins or ginger wine to enhance the flavor. The origins of mulled wine go back to Romans, who brought wine from the South of Europe to the North as they were conquering it. During winter, they heated it up and added some spices. It’s no wonder that mulled wine stayed in Europe for centuries because of how delicious and warming it is.

German Mulled Wine (Glühwein) contains all traditional Christmas spices as well as a fruity hint of citrus.It's very easy to make and it looks impressive! German Mulled Wine (Glühwein) contains all traditional Christmas spices as well as a fruity hint of citrus.It's very easy to make and it looks impressive!When you make mulled wine, the only thing to pay close attention to is to not let it boil. Otherwise, there are no precise rules. You can add any other spices you like, any kind of alcohol or fruits. To garnish, put a half of an orange slice on the rim of a glass. These nice holiday themed mason jars with handles would be great for mulled wine!

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German Mulled Wine: Glühwein
German Mulled Wine (Glühwein) contains all traditional Christmas spices as well as a fruity hint of citrus. It's very easy to make and it looks impressive!
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Course Beverage
Cuisine German
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
ml
Ingredients
  • 1 liter or 1 liquid qt dry red wine
  • ml juice of 2 oranges about 200or 1 cup
  • 2 oranges sliced
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 3 stars anise
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon flowers optional
  • 50 grams or 1/2 cup brown sugar (use 3 tablespoons honey for a healthier option)
  • slices orange to garnish
Course Beverage
Cuisine German
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
ml
Ingredients
  • 1 liter or 1 liquid qt dry red wine
  • ml juice of 2 oranges about 200or 1 cup
  • 2 oranges sliced
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 3 stars anise
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon flowers optional
  • 50 grams or 1/2 cup brown sugar (use 3 tablespoons honey for a healthier option)
  • slices orange to garnish
German Mulled Wine (Glühwein) contains all traditional Christmas spices as well as a fruity hint of citrus. It's very easy to make and it looks impressive!
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Bruise your cardamom pods with the back of your knife. Put all ingredients except of sugar (or honey) in a pot over medium low heat. Before it starts to boil, remove from heat and add sugar. To garnish, put a half of an orange slice on the rim of a glass.
  2. To keep it warm for a longer time put your mulled wine on a really low heat and pour it into glasses as your guests arrive. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

You can add rum or brandy in your mulled wine to give it a stronger flavor. Add 20 ml or 2/3 fluid oz per portion before the mulled wine is ready and simmer for 3 more minutes. Another option is to make it non-alcoholic by substituting grape juice to wine.

German Mulled Wine (Glühwein) contains all traditional Christmas spices as well as a fruity hint of citrus.It's very easy to make and it looks impressive! German Mulled Wine (Glühwein) contains all traditional Christmas spices as well as a fruity hint of citrus.It's very easy to make and it looks impressive!What spices do you add in your mulled wine? Do you add nutmeg?

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