Glühwein (hot mulled Red Wine)

Gluehwein, Glühwein (hot mulled Red Wine)

Standing around the table at a German Christmas Market talking and laughing with friends drinking hot Gluehwein. That’s how I remember.

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Taste great with my Spekulatius cookies

Glühwein (hot mulled Red Wine)

Glühwein (hot mulled Red Wine)
Category: Drink
Cuisine: German
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

A cold weather drink served mostly at German Christmas markets


  • 1 bottle of dry red wine (750 ml)
  • one lemon, or orange
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar (or more to taste)
  • one star anise (optional)


  • Heat the red wine in a pot (don’t boil).
  • Cut the lemon or orange into slices and add to the wine.
  • Then add the cinnamon, cloves, sugar and an optional star anise.
  • Heat everything for about 5 minutes – do not boil!


Serve in pre-warmed glasses or mugs

Nutrition information

Serving Size: cup

Easy Glühwein Recipe here

Missing the German Christmas Markets. You can get into the mood drinking Glühwein next to a German Christmas Pyramide. Order below:

I have been living half of my life in Germany, then US, and traveling since then. My passion is cooking, painting and glass mosaic art. I try to re-create recipes I grew up with, or I tasted while traveling in Europe.

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