Gluhwein (Mulled Wine)

"This very easy recipe comes from Winemaker magazine. I liked it because I had all of the ingredients on hand, it is really fast, and because it warmed me up and helped alleviate the symptoms of the cold I had at the time. According to the recipe source, the mixture can be kept warm in a crockpot, or on a coffee warmer (covered) for several hours, and can be successfully reheated the next day. (Mine never lasted long enough for me to testify to the above statement.)"
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  • Mix water, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, wine, and the juice of the orange together in a heavy pot.
  • Bring up the heat, but do not boil.
  • Add the orange peel and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Serve immediately in preheated mugs.

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  1. DeniW
    Love it! Reminded me of walks through the marketplaces of England. I, too, added a little more clove.
  2. Picky_Cat
    Yes, this is really good-tastes like the vin chaud we get here in Switzerland. I added one more clove and the juice of half a lemon, just to be different. I discovered this works wonders for the common cold-1 small glass every 30 minutes and in 3 days my cold was gone!
  3. littlemafia
    Even though summer is near,the evenings are still a bit chilly and this was so much enjoyed. Probably I won't be able to have another one until next winter. I've only made myself a mug and was very much enjoyed.Thanks. Made for ZWT6.
  4. zaar junkie
    Great wine. We hosted a party and this went quick! Easy recipe and delicious. This is a winner! Thanks for posting.
  5. moxnix2001
    Wonderful! Tastes so much like the gluhwein at the Christmas markets in Germany.


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