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Gluhwein (Glühwein) – German Mulled Wine

A recipe for gluhwein (glühwein) - a German mulled wine traditionally served during the Christmas season. Red wine is mulled with spices and citrus and served hot.
Course Drinks
Cuisine German
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Author Renee

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cardamom seeds/pods
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 star anise pods
  • Peel and juice of 1 orange
  • Peel and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 bottle dry red wine 750ml, pinot noir recommended

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients except the wine in a small pot. Stir ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and steep for 45 mintutes to 1 hour.
  2. Pour syrup into a larger pot through a strainer or sieve. Discard spices and citrus peels. Add the wine to the pot and heat to just under a simmer. Watch over and do not let it boil. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for gluhwein (glühwein) - a German mulled wine traditionally served during the Christmas season. Red wine is mulled with spices and citrus and served hot.