How about a Cup of German Gluhwein tonight?
At Christmas markets across Germany and Austria, everybody drinks a cup of German Gluhwein to stay warm while shop and socialize. Mulling a cup of German Gluhwein is not exactly rocket science, but there are a few tips to keep in mind. The first and most important rule? But do not let the mixture boil or you will lose the fun. So easy and yet it’s so impressive and tastes so good! All you have to do is combine the spices with a medium sweet red wine. Then equally important, add some orange juice and heat it all. Luckily, all spices and the sugar are already mixed!
A Cup of German Gluhwein is so easy to make
To make your home smell like Christmas, keep your German Gluhwein on a really low heat. Only pour it into glasses as your guests arrive. We guarantee this festive and warming drink will blow you away. Gluhwein is spiced red wine, served hot, after centuries-old recipes. Gluhwine was first recorded as spiced and heated in the First Century in Rome. From there the mulled wine developed over Europe. The Romans traveled around, conquering much of Europa and spread the popular winter drink all over.
Gluhwein is usually prepared from red wine. It is heated up and spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves, star aniseed, citrus, sugar and at times vanilla pods. It is sometimes drunk mit Schuss (with a shot), which means that rum or some other liquor has been added. Fruit wines, such as blueberry wine and cherry wine, are occasionally used in some parts of Germany. There is also a variation of Gluhwein which is made with white wine.