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Gluhwein (Hot Spiced Mulled Wine)

Gluhwein (Hot Spiced Mulled Wine)

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  • Makes: 8 to 10 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook 20 mins

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  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 orange, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 6 inches stick cinnamon
  • 2 cardamom pods, crushed or 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 750 - milliliter bottle dry red wine (Burgundy, Zinfandel or Merlot)
  • Brandy, rum, vodka, port, or kirsch (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, sugar, orange wedges, lemon peel and juice, cinnamon, cardamom pods, bay leaves and whole cloves. Bring to boiling; reduce heat, Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Pour in the wine and heat until steaming but not simmering.
  2. To serve, strain mixture through a very fine wire-mesh strainer; discard solids. Serve hot wine in small heatproof mugs or glasses. Add about 1 tablespoon of brandy or desired liquor to each, if you like. Makes 8 to 10 servings.


  • Kinder Gluhwein (Mulled Spiced Cider for Kids): Prepare and serve as above, except substitute 3-1/4 cups apple cider or apple juice for the wine and omit liquor options.

Nutrition Facts

(Gluhwein (Hot Spiced Mulled Wine))

Servings Per Recipe 8, Riboflavin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 19, vit. C (mg) 13, Thiamin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 8, fiber (g) 1, cal. (kcal) 141, calcium (mg) 10, vit. A (IU) 49, iron (mg) 0, sugar (g) 14, sodium (mg) 2, Potassium (mg) 46

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