Authentic German recipe for the famous Glühwein, spicy, mulled wine served hot - a traditional winter treat at the Christmas markets in Europe.
Mulled Wine (Spiced German Glühwein) Recipe
Glühwein is hot, red wine infused with citrus and spices. This is an authentic German recipe - serve it at your winter holiday parties or enjoy it at home as part of your traditional celebrations.
Wash the lemon and orange and remove any labels. Cut them in half.
In a 3-quart saucepan combine sugar, water and lemon juice. Bring to a low boil and simmer until syrupy.
Squeeze the orange and lemon halves into the pan and drop the empty rinds in as well. Add remaining ingredients.
Lower the heat and continue to cook without boiling or simmering for 15 minutes. Serve hot.
For Glühwein use any type of red wine as long as it’s a fairly good one. You can’t dress up a bad wine by adding the spices. A slow-cooker is a good way to keep Glühwein warm on a party buffet table.