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Gluhwein recipe

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by lapinrose, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    You can buy Gluhwein or mulled wine in bottles, but it's just as easy to make yourself.

    1 bottle cheapish red wine
    50-75g sugar depending on how sweet you like it
    1/2 lemon
    1/2 orange
    teasp whole cloves
    a cinnamon stick brokrn into 3 or 4 pieces
    1 star anise
    a wineglass of brandy or other spirit, Amarretto is nice

    Slice the lemon and orange, place all except the brandy into a saucepan and heat very slowly, if it starts to boil you'll lose all the alcohol. Just before serving add the brandy, Drink and feel glowing inside.
  2. Mmm Lovely.

    I've been making a non-alcoholic version with apple juice, cinnamon and cloves. Add some ginger for a bit of zing. I do it without adding sugar then each can add to his/her own taste.
    Some years ago I bought a little liquid heater - like a kettle but only heats to about 80º - it's perfect for this stuff. Heats it and keepts it warm without boiling.
  3. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    I've got one of those Baby Burco things, kept especially for the annual Gluhwein party.
    I just love the name Gluhwein=Glow-wine!

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