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Mulled Red Wine

By Andrew Zimmern

Gluhwein, or spiced mulled wine, is a popular warming beverage served at European Christmas markets. A German tradition, the very smell of gluhwein will put you in the holiday spirit, as the cinnamon, clove, ginger and orange fragrance wafts through your kitchen. It’s an easy and festive drink to make for any holiday gathering. If you have a big crowd, double or triple the recipe.

Watch Andrew make this recipe:

Mulled Red Wine

Servings: makes 1 1/2 liters


  • 2 bottles red wine
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 8 cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2-inch piece of ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 oranges, sliced


In a large stock pot, combine all ingredients. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

Turn down to the lowest possible heat setting and let steep for 15 minutes. Serve warm, garnishing with orange slices.

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