What’s better than enjoying a warm mug of cozily spiced mulled wine in front of a fireplace or on the sofa?
Making German Gluhwein is not difficult at all — plus, you can make it non-alcoholic if wanted.
If you’re at a Christmas market anywhere in Europe, you’ll see it everywhere!
What is mulled wine?
Traditional mulled wine consists of red wine and a mix of spices and citrus fruit. It’s a spiced wine, also called Glühwein or Glögg, and smells like everything you love about Christmas!
Why you’ll love it
- Bursting with cozy spices and flavors
- Can be made non-alcoholic
- Ready in under 30 minutes
- Perfect for entertaining guests
- Great DIY gift idea
- Must-try holiday cocktail
How to make German Gluhwein
Pour red wine and berry juice into a large pot. Add whole spices, sugar, sliced lemon, and sliced orange.
Simmer for around 20 minutes over low heat to all the spices to infuse the wine with their warmth. Add brandy if wanted and enjoy hot!
Tips & adjustments
- You can also add sliced apples to your mulled wine while cooking it.
- Store any leftover German mulled wine by removing the loose ingredients and then pouring it into an empty bottle. It’ll keep well for a few days in the fridge.
- Reheat your mulled wine over low heat on the stove.
- If you let mulled wine boil on the stove, the alcohol will evaporate!
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