Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Weihnachtsbowle Gluhwein

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious beverage to keep adults warm and festive for the winter holiday months. Serve warm and keep warm in a slow cooker for a party. This recipe serves 4 but can easily be multiplied. Add more spices and/or sugar as desired."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


25 m servings 479
Original recipe yields 4 servings (6 and 3/4 cups)


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Combine the sugar cubes, wine, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, and star anise in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until the mixture begins to foam.
  2. Remove from heat and transfer to a slow cooker to keep warm. Stir in the sour cherries and their juice; add the kirschwasser and the orange slices.


  • Cook's Note:
  • This can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. Pour the mulled wine in a slow cooker to warm and serve.
  • Editor's Note:
  • You can substitute 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of white sugar for the 10 sugar cubes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 479 calories; 0.2 35.3 1.1 0 22 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 6
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

This is a great recipe and very forgiving. You don't have to have all the exact ingredients to make it work but the more you have the better it will turn out. We've been to the Christmas markets...

I haven't been to Germany and haven't tasted this in the Christmas markets, so this is an opinion from a more "typical" American. Like the 1st poster said, this is a good "base" recipe to adapt ...

I got this recipe from a weihnachtsmarkt in Germany. The owners of the stand did not mind giving me the recipe. This is authentic as you can get.

It was easy to make and the taste of the Gluhwein brought back great memories from my trip to Germany. I loved the recipe.

Really enjoyed this recipe, however due to lack of ingredients I had to make the following changes. I didn't have the Kirschwasser, so I used one bottle of sweet cherry wine and one bottle of s...

This is the third year I've made gluhwein and the third recipe I've tried. This one is a keeper. Went over really well at my Christmas potluck.