German Holiday Drink, "Gluhwein"

German Holiday Drink, Gluhwein Recipe

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Selena Parisher


This is a recipe I got from my German friend, Julie. It's very nice to sip on a cold evening...this will warm you right up! Pronounced "gloo-vine", though my boyfriend and I started jokingly calling it "Glooberwine" last year and it stuck :)

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However many people can drink a 1.5 liter bottle of wine!


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1 1/2 l
bottle of red wine (i use merlot)
4 to 5
cinnamon sticks
whole cloves
tangerine or mandarin orange (zest and juice)
lemon (zest)
1 c

How to Make German Holiday Drink, "Gluhwein"


  • 1Combine all the ingredients in a large pot and heat slowly over low heat until steaming hot. *BUT DON'T LET IT COME TO A BOIL, OR THE ALCOHOL WILL COOK OUT, AND THAT'S NO FUN!*
  • 2Continue to heat slowly so the flavors can mingle and infuse the wine.
  • 3When ready to drink, strain the heated wine into a large pitcher, pour into coffee mugs.
  • 4If you don't have a zester, you can put slices of the lemon and orange in the mix instead.

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About German Holiday Drink, "Gluhwein"

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks, Cocktails
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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