A hot red or a cold white Gluhwein? Well it’s your choice in the transitional season!
Traditional Hot German Gluhwein
When you host a party, you really want to go for the “Wow” factor with all your food, decor, and definitely with your drinks. German Gluhwein brings the “Wow” without a lot of work, specially the cold white Gluhwein. The word “Gluhwein” literally translates to “glow-wine” because when you drink it on a cold night, it fills you with a warm glow. Also, in the earlier days, the wine was heated up with a glowing hot iron. The iron was heated up in fire and then held into the wine until it was hot enough.
For your 21. century Gluhwein, mix spices and a bottle of your favourite medium sweet to sweet (750 ml) red wine in a pot. Carefully heat up this mix. Add a cup of orange juice or some fresh orange slices. Wait a few minutes. Strain and serve. How easy is this?
Cold Brew Gluhwein
Simply combine some white wine (don’t use a cheap wine, that will give you a headache) and the Cold Brew spice mix in the wine bottle. Leave it to mature a few days. On the day you need the beverage, mix it with some summer fruits (oranges, pomegranate, cranberries, etc.) in a large bowl. Let the flavors meld together. You’re ready to serve!
Serve in cold glasses. That’s it! Easy?
Make sure you use a bottle of wine that you would be happy to drink with your dinner (the same goes for the wine you put in gravy by the way). If you use a sour cheap wine, you need to add more sugar and the more sugar you add, the more likely its that you get a blasting headache…..
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Have a look at our online shop. Our mixed Gluhwein spice box is filled with 2 traditional German Winter and 2 Summer Gluhwein Spices. Each little bottle makes 4 cups of Gluhwein. Mix the spices with your favorite wine. The content of each little bottle mixes with one 750ml bottle of wine.
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