The nights are getting cold fast and you have guests coming over this weekend. Make sure they’re kept warm and cozy with something delicious other than just a hearty roast or stew. Glühwein is a great European fortified wine that uses spices, citrus and a bit of heat to make the tasty drink. Not only does homemade winter glühwein taste great, but the spices and citrus is great for the immune system during the cold winter months and the anti-oxydants in the wine are also good for the same reason.
Making homemade winter glühwein
Any heat source is great for making this great drink but for atmosphere, a fire or gas stove just looks right. The whole orange slices and orange juice helps sweeten the deal while cinnamon and cloves add to the spice. You can add other spices or herbs like rosemary to your wine too. You usually want to use your favourite spicy wine like Shiraz that holds up well to heat. Serve in mugs during the night and some heat might take away some of the alcohol, you drink it relatively quickly and a lot of it, so drink responsibly.
The winter warmer that’s just as good as a whisky hot toddy. Our homemade winter glühwein is great for those cold nights with friends around a fire.
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