Gluhwein (Hot Spiced Mulled Wine)
Recipe from Midwest Living



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Servings: 8 to 10
Prep Time: 15 mins
Related Categories: Drinks
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Ingredients
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    1   cup 
    water
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    1/2  cup 
    sugar
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    1   
    orange, cut into thin wedges
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    2   teaspoons 
    finely shredded lemon peel
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    1/4  cup 
    lemon juice
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    6   inches 
    stick cinnamon
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    2   
    cardamom pods, crushed or 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
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    2   
    bay leaves
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    1   teaspoon 
    whole cloves
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    1  750  milliliter bottle 
    dry red wine (Burgundy, Zinfandel or Merlot)
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    Brandy, rum, vodka, port, or kirsch (optional)

Directions
1.
In a medium saucepan, combine the water, sugar, orange wedges, lemon peel and juice, cinnamon, cardamom pods, bay leaves and whole cloves. Bring to boiling; reduce heat, Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Pour in the wine and heat until steaming but not simmering.
2.
To serve, strain mixture through a very fine wire-mesh strainer; discard solids. Serve hot wine in small heatproof mugs or glasses. Add about 1 tablespoon of brandy or desired liquor to each, if you like. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Variation
  • Kinder Gluhwein (Mulled Spiced Cider for Kids): Prepare and serve as above, except substitute 3-1/4 cups apple cider or apple juice for the wine and omit liquor options.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 141, carb. (g) 19, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 14, vit. A (IU) 49, vit. C (mg) 13, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 8, sodium (mg) 2, Potassium (mg) 46, calcium (mg) 10, iron (mg) 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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