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gluhwein German mulled wine
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5 from 3 votes

Gluhwein - German mulled wine

Gluhwein is an easy and wonderfully warming drink perfect for cold weather.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: German
Servings: 2 small cups
Calories: 132kcal


  • 1 cup red wine 240ml, approx ⅓ bottle
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 5 cloves
  • 3 pieces orange rind
  • 1 tbsp sugar plus a little more to taste, as needed
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp water


  • Put all of the ingredients in a small pan and warm over a medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Warm until it is steaming and reduce the heat - you ideally want to warm it at least 10 minutes, but nearer 20 is better, so the flavors infuse and sugar dissolves. Don't let it boil.
  • Remove the spices and orange rind from the pan and serve warm, topped with orange slices if you like, adding a little more sugar or honey to taste.


Note - you can use a bit more wine/juice with the same level of spice. If you want to warm a whole bottle, triple the wine, sugar, orange juice and water but probably just double the spices.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 186mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.6mg