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Gluhwine cocktail

Glass type

Irish coffee glass
Irish coffee glass

8 ingredients

  • 8 oz24 cl240 ml8 oz8 ozBrandy
  • 1 parts1 cl1 ml1 parts1 ozLemon
  • 3 parts3 cl3 ml3 parts3 ozOrange
  • 3 tbsp3 cl3 ml3 tbsp3 ozSugar
  • 750 ml75 cl750 ml750 ml25 ozRed Wine
  • 6 parts6 cl6 ml6 parts6 ozCinnamon
  • 8-10 parts8 cl8 ml8-10 parts8 ozCloves
  • 3-5 parts3 cl3 ml3-5 parts3 ozAnisette
Mulled Wine, called "Glühwein" in German, is a traditional and tasty Christmas drink in Germany and the prefect treat for cold winter days.

You can buy mulled wine at every German Christmas market, but how about making your own spiced wine at home?

Method

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Pour the red wine into a large pot and begin heating over low heat (don't boil).
Add (6)cinnamon sticks , (8-10) whole cloves, sugar, and(3-5 whole) anise (and optional ingredients to taste- cardamom, nutmeg, brandy).
Heat thoroughly, then add the sliced oranges(3 slices) and whole lemon (sliced).
Simmer the mixture about 45 minutes over low heat (make sure not to boil the wine).
Have a try and add more sugar if you want to; then strain and serve the drink hot in prewarmed glasses or mugs.
Garnish with orange slices or a cinnamon stick and enjoy your traditional German mulled wine.
This recipe is very flexible - if you like your mulled wine sweeter, just add more sugar; if you want it stronger, add some brandy or rum. You can also experiment with other spices, such as bay leaves or ginger, or you can put some kumquats (mini oranges) into the glasses.

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