jawohl! glühwein!

gluhweinthe German people are having a love affair with this hot mulled wine, a love affair that is deep and real. people drink it at lunch, in the christmas markets, at bus stops and in movie theaters. I even saw a large group of police officers standing in a circle drinking glühwein together, like ON duty. this is warming, spicy, citrus-y, when you inhale the hot wine-fumes the scent hits you like a holiday punch in the face.

3/4 cup water (or orange juice)
3/4 cup white sugar (or less to taste)
1 cinnamon stick
1 orange
10 whole cloves
1 (750 ml) bottle red wine

In a saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer.

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.

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.).

j.

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~ by JuliaTriplett on December 30, 2013.

2 Responses to “jawohl! glühwein!”

  1. Thank you for sharing Germany with us, Julia. I really like that. The recipe sounds wonderful as well. I know you’ll enjoy your new European adventure in 2014! Love to you and Matt, Patricia

    >________________________________ > From: the decadence factor >To: publishingbiz@sbcglobal.net >Sent: Monday, December 30, 2013 10:09 AM >Subject: [New post] jawohl! glhwein! > > > > WordPress.com >julialala posted: “the German people are having a love affair with this hot mulled wine, a love affair that is deep and real. people drink it at lunch, standing up at outdoor bars in the christmas markets, they drink it at bus stops and in movie theaters. I even saw a large” >

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