Hot Mulled Cider - German Glühmost

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Traditional hot mulled cider with white wine 'Glühmost', and the more common red wine version 'Glühwein' are served throughout the cold weather season, and are sold by-the-mug at outdoor Christmas Markets in Germany. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine wine, apple cider, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom.
  2. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat (but do not boil).
  3. Add honey, to taste, and garnish with a lemon slice.
  4. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

I used a dry white wine to make this. The honey was a welcome addition or the drink would have been quite tart. All in all, a delightful drink for a cold winter night. Made for Comfort Cafe- Snow Queen Round 01/10.

Dreamer in Ontario January 31, 2010

Oh, this definitely warms the cockles of your heart! I started drinking this yesterday morning, and I've got to say, it certainly got me started off on the right foot for cooking. I didn't have any Riesling, but used a Leibfraumilch. And I agree with KissKiss, the honey is definitely needed. Gives it a much smoother taste than without it. Thnx for sharing your recipe, BecR. Made for Comfort Cafe Snow Queen Chalet Winter event 2010.

Darkhunter January 09, 2010

This is an excellent drink. Not too sweet - in fact, it's nearly sour without the honey, so we added what we needed. Great reviews from my dinner party attendees. Thanks!!

KissKiss October 30, 2009

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