Glühwein aka. Mulled Wine

by fiosf

Hello New Friends and Hello Returners 🙂

As I announced on my Facebook Site I am going to tell you how to make “real” German Glühwein. In Germany we have Christmas Markets in every city, from small to huge ones. In every city and region of Germany we serve different traditional food. Where I come from we usually eat “Bratwurst hit Pommes” which is a sausage with french fries, “Reibekuchen mit Apfelmus oder Knoblauchsoße”, similar to hash browns with an apple or Garlic sauce. But what is the same in every region is the traditional drink, the “Glühwein”. Glühwein is a mulled wine with different spices, very easy to do at home.

There is still more than a month to go until christmas but the lights and the atmosphere an San Francisco already give us this holiday feeling. If you are ready to smell christmas in your house and have a delicious mulled wine, this is what you need:

  • Any bottle of red wine
  • Brandy
  • 1 Oranges and 1 Lemons
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Whole Cloves


Cut the Orange and Lemon in Slices and layer them in a pot.


Add about 1.5 ounces Brandy to the pot.


Add the whole bottle of red wine.


Augment all the listed spices.


Last but not least simmer the pot for about 1 to 2 hours until the wine got the taste of Christmas. Enjoy your mulled wine and the scent that is going to be in your whole apartment.


Christmas is near 🙂