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.

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

Standing around the table at the Christmas market drinking Glühwein (hot mulled Red Wine)
Standing around the table at the Christkindl Market drinking Glühwein (hot mulled Red Wine)
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:

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