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german holiday drink, "gluhwein"

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Recipe by
Selena Parisher
Wilmington, NC

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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Ingredients For german holiday drink, "gluhwein"

  • 1 1/2 l
    bottle of red wine (i use merlot)
  • 4 to 5
    cinnamon sticks
  • 10
    whole cloves
  • 1
    tangerine or mandarin orange (zest and juice)
  • 1
    lemon (zest)
  • 1 c

How To Make german holiday drink, "gluhwein"

  • 1
    Combine 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!*
  • 2
    Continue to heat slowly so the flavors can mingle and infuse the wine.
  • 3
    When ready to drink, strain the heated wine into a large pitcher, pour into coffee mugs.
  • 4
    If you don't have a zester, you can put slices of the lemon and orange in the mix instead.