Mulled Wine (Gluehwein) – A must at your Christmas gathering


There is no German Christmas market without hot spiced red wine or in German “Gluehwein”.  The mulled wine is the most famous warm beverage in Germany during the cold winter months.  Gluehwein tastes the best when drinking it outside when the temperatures are low. Find more German Christmas Recipes on

Ingredients (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 organic lemon
1 organic orange2 cinnamon sticks
1 pinch nutmeg
5 cloves
2 star-anise
1/2 tbsp allspice

Cooking Instructions

– 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  Gluehwine into clean bottles and close them right away.
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.