Bisschopswijn Recipe -
Bisschopswijn Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins


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"Bisschopswijn, meaning 'bishop's wine,' is the Dutch version of the German Gluehwein, a hot drink for snowy holidays that makes you glow inside. Don't drink this if you have to drive tonight! Each household has its own variety; this is the one my Dutch neighbors used to make when I was a kid in Amsterdam for Christmas and New Year's Eve."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    2 mins
  • COOK

    43 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a large saucepan on medium-low heat, combine wine, sugar, and cinnamon. Cut the orange in half, push the cloves into the outside of the orange halves, and place them into the wine.
  2. Heat slowly on low heat for about 30 minutes or until steaming; do not let it boil. Heat your glasses in warm water before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 12, 2003

This recipe is a favourite in our family for cold days and tradtionnal drunk on new years eve. One advice: use a stick of cinnamon, instead of groud cinnamon: it's easy to remove and the smell and taste is better. Instead of what one of the reviews says: don't use wine that is too cheap or young. It urnes into 'vinegar' easily.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 06, 2007

Not a big hit at our Holiday party. A bit too sweet.


37 Ratings

Jan 02, 2004

We had this on Sinterklaas Day, and really enjoyed it (my husband is dutch). We used a cheap burgandy - great use for cheap wine! :)

Dec 12, 2003

Quite delicious. The wine was a lot stronger than I expected-went straight to my head! Great addition at Christmas.

Feb 01, 2004

Great for "2 buck chuck". Remove orange after 30 minutes or the wine will turn bitter.

Dec 07, 2003

Really good, warm and sweet!

Dec 10, 2003

It was very good! Very tasty, and easy to make. Each recipe does make about 8 servings, and my guests liked it too.

Oct 23, 2005

Very good, even with 2 buck chuck...Heated for 20 minutes, used 2 cinnamon sticks...tasted like apple cider with a hint of red wine!


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