Easy-Peasy Gluhwein (Hot German Spiced Wine/aka "Mulled Cider")

This is the super-easy version of Gluhwein. Don't waste space in the pot with fruit. The spices and heat will add a whole new level to the sangria! This is always a big hit at my Christmas parties! You can use 1 whole orange peel in place of the whole lemon peel, if desired.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 gallon


  • 1 gallon red sangria

  • 1 whole lemon peel

  • 3 cinnamon sticks

  • 3 whole cloves, or to taste


  1. Stir sangria, whole lemon peel, cinnamon sticks, and cloves together in a pot; bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook until flavors combine, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

159 Calories
0g Fat
22g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 159
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 86mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.