This tasty mulled-wine is a German Christmas specialty. It is the signature drink at Christmas markets across Germany and it warms you from the inside out!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the wine into a large pot and set over medium heat. Let it warm up until steam rises from the surface, but do not allow it to boil. Add the cinnamon sticks, cloves, lemon juice and sugar, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Float the orange slices on the surface. Warm over medium heat for another 5 minutes, being careful not to let it come to a boil. Remove from the heat and let stand for 1 hour.

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  • Pour through a colander to remove to oranges and spices. Serve hot, or refrigerate and reheat gently just before serving in mugs.

Nutrition Facts

1020 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 72.6g; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 41mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
we quartered this recipe (just used one bottle of wine) and it tasted amazing! my husband swears it's just like he remembers from his childhood in Germany (he says he just got little tastes... :P) Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/01/2011
Good place to start but in my opinion there's room for improvement. Gluewein is tough to nail down as tastes can differ between regions. This recipe is still worth trying for sure.:) Read More
(5)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2010
we quartered this recipe (just used one bottle of wine) and it tasted amazing! my husband swears it's just like he remembers from his childhood in Germany (he says he just got little tastes... :P) Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2009
Great! I suggest a crockpot to house everything when serving fresh. You can set it out and keep it hot. Great for those cold winter days.:) Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
Loved it! Will be making it again. I put all ingredients in the crock pot and it worked great. Thanks so much for the recipe! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2010
I lived in Germany for 22 years and Glühwein is definitely one of my favorite things.... I used to add a shot of ameretto to mine. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2009
This was a hit at our holiday party. I cut the oranges in to halves and pushed cloves in to the skin and left them floating in the wine as a garnish. A word of warning it can sneak up on you! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2008
I made this recipe for a shower and it turned out wonderfully! I've made Mulled Wine before but lost the recipe and this was the closest I could find (as memory serves). I doubled the recipe and served in glass "Irish Coffee" mugs. It looked smelled and tasted great! Thanks! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 3 stars
07/01/2011
Good place to start but in my opinion there's room for improvement. Gluewein is tough to nail down as tastes can differ between regions. This recipe is still worth trying for sure.:) Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2009
This is heaven! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2011
Yum this was a hit at our holiday party! I recommend making 2x more than you think you'll need.;) Read More
(4)
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