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Glühwein is the name for mulled wines in German-speaking countries.
You can get Glühwein in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and few other German-speaking areas.
Glühwein is exceptionally popular during the Christmas holidays and is commonly served in outdoor Christmas markets along with a variety of other holiday foods and hand-made crafts.
These Christmas markets have tents that have been set up for so people can sit down and get warm while sipping hot German Glühwein as a break from Christmas shopping.
For Germans, Glühwein is an integral part of the Christmas experience.
German Glühwein Ingredients
· 1 bottle red wine
· 1 lemon
· 2 sticks cinnamon
· 3 cloves
· 2 Tsb sugar
Tip: use a dry, robust, and fruity red wine for best results; an inexpensive wine is fine, but it should be drinkable by itself
Tip: Set aside some cinnamon sticks for garnish
· 10 minutes to gather up ingredients
· 35 minutes to heat red wine
· 5 minutes to serve mulled wine
Making German Glühwein
German Glühwein Recipe
· Pour red wine into saucepan
· Add spices, one by one
· Use medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved
· Reduce to low heat for approximately 30 minutes, stirring occasionally
Tip: Don't let the German Glühwein reach a boiling point!
Serving German Glühwein
· Ladle German Glühwein into mugs
· Put a strainer over the mugs to remove bits of spices
· Add cinnamon stick for garnish, if desired
· Add a shot of kirsch liqueur to each mug first, if desired
Tip: pre-heat the mugs to help keep the Glühwein warm
· kirsch liqueur