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Glühwein the German Winter Favorite Mulled Wine

Glühwein - the German Winter Favorite - Mulled Wine

Glühwein, pronounced “glue vine,” is a staple at every outdoor event such as Christmas Markets throughout the winter months in Germany.

Glühwein the German Winter Favorite Mulled Wine.

This delightful mulled wine beverage allows you to browse through the amazing products displayed at the various markets without freezing to death.

Glühwein gives you a warm and cozy feeling inside and just might be the greatest thing I have discovered since hot chocolate.

And to make things even more fun, many of the Christmas markets have collector mugs that you can take home.

You can either refill your mug for a smaller fee than you paid the first time or turn the mug in when you’re finished and get your Euros back.

 

Glühwein the German Winter Favorite Mulled Wine

And since we know that some of you will not be in Germany this winter season to experience ‘glow wine’ (the literal translation) first hand and because some days it is just too cold to go outside and you need something will an extra ‘kick’!

Here are six ways to make these cups of Glühwein the German Winter Favorite Mulled Wine joy at home! 

The amazing thing is that all you have to do is add the ingredients and heat the wine, making sure it never boils or the alcohol will boil away.

You just add the ingredients straight to the wine or put them in a tea filter and let it sit for at least half an hour before reheating.

Pour through a strainer or take out the bag of spices.

Serve hot and enjoy.

Glühwein - the German Winter Favorite - Mulled Wine

Glühwein the German Winter Favorite Mulled Wine

Red Classic

You can never go wrong with a class red wine and cinnamon!

  • 1 bottle of dry red wine of choice
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 2-3 tablespoons of honey, agave syrup or sugar

Glühwein - the German Winter Favorite - Mulled Wine

Apple Wine

Apple wine is far less sweet than you would think and generally diluted with either lemonade or water. If you leave this step out, it may taste too bitter.

  • 1 bottle of apple wine of choice
  • 3-4 ounces water
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 lemons, sliced

White Vanilla

  • 1 bottle of dry, white wine of choice
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon “gingerbread spice” (look for ‘Lebkuchengewürz’ at any German supermarket)
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3-4 tablespoons sugar, honey or agave nectar

Glühwein - the German Winter Favorite

Red Cranberry

If you like sweet and fruity drinks, this variation was made for you.

  • 1 bottle of dry red wine of choice
  • 17 ounces cranberry juice
  • 2-3 ounces orange liquor (Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • optional: dried cranberries (add before serving)

White Apple 

Apple and cinnamon will warm your heart on gloomy afternoons while the rum adds just a hint of beachy sunshine to your cup.

1 bottle of dry white wine of choice

13 ounces strong apple tea

2 tablespoons fresh ginger, sliced

1 organic orange, sliced

1-2 ounces brown rum

3 tablespoons honey

2 cinnamon sticks

1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 apple, thinly sliced (add just before reheating)

 

Glühwein - the German Winter Favorite

 

 

 

 

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