Mulled Wine Recipe – German Gluehwein for Winter

german gluehwein

We found a Mulled Wine Recipe for you – it’s called “Glühwein” or Gluhwine in German, and is a traditional hot drink during the winter months. The fall and winter months are the time for hot drinks and beverages, and Germany is very popular in making and serving these! In Germany the most famous hot drink recipe is a spiced (or mulled) red wine called “Glühwein”.

In Scandinavia they call it “Gloegg” but it is served without alcohol. Glühwein tastes the best when the temperatures are low, enjoying it outside. It is a Standard drink on every German Christmas Market in Germany. On the markets they sell it steaming hot from their booths.
Glühwein does not only smell nice it tastes delicious too! It is a wonderful drink for these cold winter days. Find out how to make it at home. ALDI carries a selection, so does Cost Plus or German specialty shops. Happy Cooking!

Ingredients Mulled Wine

(for 4 bottles with 750ml content)
750 ml white wine, dry
750 ml wine, rosé (Moscato)
1500 ml red wine, (Bordeaux)
300 g sugar
1 lemon and 1 orange, organic
2 cinnamon sticks
1 dash nutmeg
5 cloves
2 star-anise
1/2 tbsp allspice

Easy Made Glühwein – Like making Tea
gluhwein spices

Cooking Instructions Mulled Wine

– Fill wine with sugar, grated lemon and orange peel and spices in a pot  and bring it to a boil.
– Let it stand for 1-2 days then strain it.
– Fill the mulled wine into clean bottles (rinsed with boiling hot water) and close them right away.


german christmas box
German Christmas Box from

Keep them up to 4 weeks at a cool and dark place. If you have a wine cellar, that’s the ideal place.
If you want to drink it just re-heat the wine but don’t let it boil.

Ingredients The Fast Glühwein Version

2 liter red wine (not to dry)
sugar to taste
1 organic orange
2 cinnamon sticks
5 cloves
2 star anise seeds

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Cooking Instructions For A Fast Glühwein Version

Warm the wine but don’t bring to a boil.
Cut orange in slices, add to the wine with all other spices and sugar.
Let sit for at least 30 min on very low heat.

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