After a failed attempt at mulled wine yesterday (so sour), I decided to look up a glühwein recipe instead. It's delicious! And so I present to you the recipe, which I got from Food.com.

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

Directions:

  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.
  4. Serve hot in mugs or glasses that have been preheated in warm water (cold glasses will break.).


I used orange juice rather than water, and the full amount of spices even though I only used half a bottle of wine, so it's quite potent. I feel all holiday-ed up now!