9 Reviews

What a pity - December is over now. ;-) I love Glühwein and your recipe is just wonderful. If there are any left overs you can preapare a delicious jam / jelly with it. I gave it as a present to my dear colleagues at work last year (I filled it into nice wine glasses). Simply take 750 ml Glühwein and 1 kg of a special sugar wich is called "Gelierzucker 1:1" in Germany. Bring it to a boil and boil it for ca. 10 minutes, stir constantly. Give a little bit of the hot liquid on a cold plate. If it has the consistence like jello within a short time the jam is ready - you can fill it in clean glasses and close them properly. Hmmm, wonderful!

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Clara12 March 27, 2003

This recipe is right on the money Heather! Authentic and delish!

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Mimi Bobeck February 27, 2003

This was very good and simple. Thank you.

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Katanashrp January 24, 2013

I made this xmas eve. Ive just moved to the US from germany, and havent really been feeling in the xmas spirit. It tasted very traditional. i used a cheap bottle of merlot and used sliced orange instead of lemon, as thats what ive always seen it made with in germany. i drank it all myself. also in germany, sometimes people add a shot of whisky or rum to their mugs.

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lady_heather December 25, 2010

I usually add a cut up orange too or in place of the lemon and a couple more cloves. Yummy stuff. Works well with any cheap merlot or Burgandy wine.

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BMac December 09, 2009

This was a huge hit my Ocktoberfest party! All my friends wanted the recipe.

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Jillinpaducah October 25, 2009

Made this for our German Christmas party and doubled it. Couldn't find German wine, so we had to make do with South African, but it turned out very well. The original wine was quite sweet, so the end result was as well, but it was so tasty that it only lasted an afternoon between the 6 of us drinking it!

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CountryMama January 16, 2009

My hubby and I decided to make our own gluewein as opposed to purchasing the already made and bottled version. We decided to start with this recipe on Zaar and then adjust. Guess what? No adjustments necessary! We loved it and enjoyed all Christmas long, hic-cup! Thanks so much for posting!

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Diplo-mom February 16, 2008

This concoction is delicious and it packs quite a wallop! I prepared it on Christmas Day 2003 and it was a big hit with my family. I kept it warm in the crockpot and it made the whole house smell divine.

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Mercy May 16, 2004
Gluehwein (German Hot Wine Punch)