kiwiqueen Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - (12899997)

cook's profile






View All Reviews Learn more

Weihnachtsbowle Gluhwein

Reviewed: Dec. 25, 2010
I haven't been to Germany and haven't tasted this in the Christmas markets, so this is an opinion from a more "typical" American. Like the 1st poster said, this is a good "base" recipe to adapt to what you have on hand, taste preferences and your creativity. If you like German bitters, this will appeal to you. Overall, it has a bitter tone that some may like and others not so much. The Kirschwasser to me is a strong alcohol as well as on the bitter side. If I made this again (and I will make it again) I would try cherry schnapps or a more 'recreational' alcohol to cut the bitter. For this recipe, I ended up adding about 1 cup honey and 1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate to cut the bitterness. I also added 1tsp cinnamon and a couple shakes of nutmeg because I wanted more of the spice flavor. I used a house red wine with a "cherry" note to it. (Black Box Shiraz) It is a definitely alcoholic, wonderful German version for Sangria. I like the taste and the taste gets better and better as I get to the bottom of the mug. :) Thanks to the author for such a unique and wonderful holiday beverage.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
19 users found this review helpful

Go Pro!

In Season

Top Dessert Recipes
Top Dessert Recipes

Rated, reviewed, and ready to satisfy your sweet cravings.

Best Party Recipes
Best Party Recipes

Essential eats, sips, and tips for your next gathering.

Special Holiday Offer!
Special Holiday Offer!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!

Most Popular Blogs

Read our blog

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States