If you’re longing for those magical German Christmas Market moments, but you’re staying home. Or you have special memories of sharing Glühwein with someone special somewhere on the ski slopes of Mayrhofen...
Here are two easy recipes for making Glühwein at home.
The first recipe (video below) is for beginners or those of us just wanting to try the recipe, or maybe you need a recipe that is just enough for 2 – 4 people.
The second recipe (below) is for 8 – 12 cups – you decide if it is for 4 people or 6 people… 🙂
Mulled wine, also known as spiced wine, is a beverage usually made with red wine which is heated with various spices. It is served warm and is particularly served at Christmas Markets all around Europe.
Although ‘Glühwein’ is traditional in German-speaking countries and in the region of Alsace in France, you will find many Christmas markets around the world serving Glühwein / Mulled Wine.
Glögg /gløgg / glögi is the term used for mulled wine in the Nordic countries (sometimes spelled as glog or glug). It is spelled gløgg in Norwegian, Danish, and Faroese, glögg in Swedish and Icelandic, and glögi in Finnish and Estonian.
In Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, gløgg or glögg is often drunk at Christmas events. The main ingredients of alcoholic glögg are red wine, sugar, spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and bitter orange, and optionally also stronger spirits such as vodka, akvavit, rum, or brandy. – Wikipedia
In Hungary, forralt bor (“boiled wine”) is typically made from the country’s popular Egri Bikavér. Sometimes Amaretto is added for extra taste.
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