German Glühwein Recipe

Warm Up Your Winter with the Perfect Glühwein / Mulled Wine Recipe – A Traditional German Delight

When the winter chill sets in and the holiday season approaches, there’s nothing quite like a warm cup of Glühwein to lift your spirits and infuse your home with a cozy, inviting aroma. Glühwein, also known as mulled wine, is a traditional German beverage that has been cherished for centuries. It’s the perfect way to bring warmth and cheer to any gathering, and I’m here to share a classic Glühwein recipe that’s sure to become a favorite at your table.


1 bottlebottle of red wine (750 ml)
1/4 cupsugar
1orange, sliced
1lemon, sliced
2-3cinnamon sticks
1star anise
1-2cardamom pods (optional)


  1. Pour the red wine into a large pot and heat it over low to medium heat. Be careful not to bring it to a boil, as you don’t want to cook off the alcohol.

  2. Add the sugar and stir until it’s completely dissolved in the wine.

  3. Insert the cloves into the slices of orange and lemon, then add them to the pot.

  4. Break the cinnamon sticks in half and add them to the mixture. If you’d like, you can also include a star anise and a couple of cardamom pods for added flavor.

  5. Gently simmer the Glühwein for about 20-30 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld. Stir occasionally.

  6. Taste the Glühwein to see if it has reached your desired level of sweetness and spice. You can adjust by adding more sugar or spices if needed.

  7. Once it’s heated through and the flavors are well blended, remove the Glühwein from the heat.

  8. Strain the Glühwein to remove the spices and citrus slices, and then pour it into mugs or heatproof glasses.

  9. Serve your traditional German Glühwein warm, garnished with a slice of orange or a cinnamon stick.

Now, you have the perfect traditional German Glühwein to enjoy during the winter months or at your next holiday gathering. The rich aroma of mulled wine and the warmth it brings to your heart and soul will make it an instant favorite.

In Germany, Glühwein is a staple at Christmas markets and is often served in decorative mugs that you can keep as a souvenir. You can replicate this experience at home by serving your Glühwein in special mugs or glassware. The combination of red wine, spices, and citrus fruits creates a harmonious blend of flavors that’s not too sweet, making it a versatile drink for a variety of occasions.

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