Gluehwein

Gluehwein

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"Gluehwein is a German/Austrian winter-holiday drink that most tourists know as an after-ski drink. After you come in out of the snow, it is supposed to make you glow with warmth again. Watch it: Since you drink this wine warm, the alcohol goes to your head extra quick! Drink when you really have come in, and do not have to go out again! This is the one my father used to make for New Year's Eve."
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45 m servings
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  1. In a saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer.
  2. Cut the orange in half, and squeeze the juice into the simmering water. Push the cloves into the outside of the orange peel, and place peel in the simmering water. Continue simmering for 30 minutes, until thick and syrupy.
  3. Pour in the wine, and heat until steaming but not simmering. Remove the clove-studded orange halves. Serve hot in mugs or glasses that have been preheated in warm water (cold glasses will break.)

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Most helpful positive review

As someone who lives in Germany, this is the biggest holiday hit you can find! It is available everywhere in towns and the popular christmas markets and this is exactly how to make it. Althoug...

Most helpful critical review

Well, if we had followed the recipe exactly maybe it would have been better. It was way too sweet for our taste. We used orange juice instead of water, as suggested by many people. If you are a ...

As someone who lives in Germany, this is the biggest holiday hit you can find! It is available everywhere in towns and the popular christmas markets and this is exactly how to make it. Althoug...

Outstanding!!! I made this recipe with two 1.5 L bottles of Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon. I quadrupled the rest of the ingredients and subsituted orange juice for the water. After simmering the jui...

This was my contribution to a house party I attended. I used Merlot that I bottle myself and substituted 1/2 the water with Tropicana orange juice. I also removed the simmering oranges from the...

I normally am not a wine drinker, but I was having guests for Christmas, one of whom is of German ancestry (my brother-in-law), and I wanted to serve something a little differentand special. Th...

Excellent. I made this using two tangerines, about 16 cloves, and half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon. The citrus tends to get a bit of pulp into the wine, so strain it before serving if you mi...

WOWEE! This is good stuff! We had this on Christmas and on New Year's Eve and it was a hit both times. We used merlot and it turned out great. The only thing is that I could never get it to ...

Made this recipe between Christmas and New Year 2000 and it went down a treat. I'll definitely be making it again. Advice... drink it whilst it is still warm; when it cools it's just not the s...

I made this for New Year's and even friends who don't like wine thought this was good.

I'm not a fan of red wine and so I used blush. I have also used white wine and it has come out great. I also add 1 Tbls lemon juice, 2 sticks of cinnamon and no water. Very good!