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Glühwein

Glühwein is enjoyed at traditional Christmas Markets or after a day on the Austrian slopes at one of the huts. Follow this simple recipe to conjure up a touch of winter magic in your own kitchen.
Glühwein at Seefeld Christmas market © Tirol Werbung / Kresser GünterGlühwein at Seefeld Christmas market © Tirol Werbung / Kresser Günter

10 servings

  • 2 bottles of good-quality red wine
  • 570 ml water
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 5 oz (140 g) sugar
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 oranges - cut into bite-size pieces
  • Oranges for decoration

Glühwein is particularly enjoyed at atmospheric Christmas Markets during the Advent season. Visit Innsbruck in Tirol, for instance, for some of the most beautiful and romantic Christmas Markets in the Alpine region. The secret to getting a great Glühwein is the right mixture of red wine, cinnamon sticks, sugar, oranges and cloves.

Glühwein recipe

How to make it:

  • Put all ingredients in a pot and bring it close to boil.

  • For additional taste, cut 2 oranges into bite-size pieces and add to the wine. Let simmer but not boil.

  • Remove clove and cinnamon stick before serving it into lightly pre-warmed glasses.

  • Decorate glasses with an orange slice.

Enjoy and drink responsibly!

Guten Appetit!

  • Glühwein at Seefeld Christmas market © Tirol Werbung / Kresser Günter Glühwein at Seefeld Christmas market © Tirol Werbung / Kresser Günter

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