There are a whole lot of people missing out on the Glühwein (Mulled Wine) experience. Recipes have been passed down through generations of many families from all cultures. We developed our love for Glühwein while living in Germany, and knew we would forever make this our winter tradition. The winter festivals in Germany were awesome and full of great fun, food and drinks. We went to as many winter festivals and Christmas markets as we could; experiencing all they had to offer.
Glühwein is a great way to enjoy wine during the winter and especially during Christmas with friends, family or snuggled up with the one you love. You can flavor it to your own taste. We like ours to have an orange spice flavor that hits your nose as you raise your cup and follows across your taste buds as you enjoy that oh so great wine.
Our recipe is simple:
750ml Bottle of semi-dry red wine (one of your favorites works best)
1 Large orange (sliced or halved)
12 Whole cloves
3 Cinnamon sticks
4oz brandy (we use Paul Masson Grande Amber)
The how to:
1. Pour wine into a sauce pan,
2. Cut orange in slices or halves. We like to cut them in half and squeeze the juice into the wine within the pan.
3. Add 3 cinnamon sticks, cloves (stab them into the orange to keep them out of your cup), brandy and sugar in the wine. A mulling bag can be used to keep all the spices together if desired.
4. Heat to simmer (5 minutes) and then reduce to low.
5. Serve and enjoy.