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 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.
How to make it:
Put all ingredients in a pot and bring it close to boil.
For additional taste, cut 2 oranges into bite-sized pieces, and add to the wine. Let simmer but don't boil.
Remove clove and cinnamon stick before serving it into lightly pre-warmed glasses.
Decorate glasses with an orange slice.
Enjoy and drink responsibly!