Gluhwein, (or glow-wine) is popular in German-speaking countries and is named from the hot irons once used for mulling. It is a traditional beverage that is offered during the Christmas holidays, so if you're already feeling festive, why not try our very own Gluhwein recipe...

Gluhwein Recipe

Ingredients (serves 10):

  • 2 bottles of good quality red wine
  • 450ml of water
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 oranges - cut into bite-size pieces Oranges cut into slices for decoration

Method

Put all ingredients in a pot and bring it close to boil. For additional flavour, cut 2 oranges into bite-size pieces and add to the wine. Turn down the heat to a very slow simmer and allow to bubble gently for about 5-10 minutes. Remove cloves and cinnamon sticks before pouring into slightly pre-warmed glasses. Decorate glasses with an orange slice.

Enjoy and drink responsibly!