Homemade Mulled Wine in 3 Easy Steps
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Homemade Mulled Wine in 3 Easy Steps

A hot mug of mulled wine (Glühwein or vin chaud) is the perfect thing to warm you up at the Christmas market. But it is also simple to make at home and a festive way to entertain friends.

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There are many variations and secret family recipes for making Glühwein. Have fun experimenting with the ingredients to find a combination that perfectly suits your tastes. To start you off, we like to recommend this recipe that is simple to make and easy to customise with whatever spices you please. 

Our tried and tested Glühwein recipe

You'll need these ingredients (for 4 serves):

  • 1 bottle red wine

  • ½ orange, cut into slices

  • ½ lemon, cut into slices

  • Fresh orange and lemon juice (about ¼ - ½ cup) squeezed from remaining unsliced fruit

  • 4tbsp sugar

  • 6 cloves – Some recipes also call for allspice, star anise, nutmeg, cardamom, or fresh ginger. What is your favorite variation?

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • Orange or lemon slices to decorate the mugs

Optional: If you want to kick it up a notch, add a splash (or two!) of kirsch, brandy, rum or triple sec.

How to prepare

Step 1

Add juice, fruit, sugar and spices to a large saucepan. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved.

Step 2

Pour in the wine and optional extra alcohol and heat at medium temperature. Be careful not to let it boil!

Step 3

Strain the wine into a bowl. Serve hot, decorated with slices of lemon or orange.

And now...enjoy with friends! ❄︎ ❄︎ ❄︎

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