Traditional German Mulled Wine (30 Min) | Hurry The Food Up

Traditional German Mulled Wine (30 Min)

Traditional German Mulled Wine. Ready to drink in 30 minutes | #wine #christmasdrinks |

Christmas is for………………..? If you’re asked that question there are a million replies you might give.

Perhaps ‘family’ or ‘friends’ would top your list. Or maybe you spiritual ones out there would reply with ‘remembering Jesus’ or ‘church’.

Well, just for a short time, HurryTheFoodUp is becoming HurryTheDrinksUp and we say at least a part of Christmas can be dedicated to getting drunk. In style 😉

The Germans know this as well as anyone, and after playing around with a classic mulled wine (or ‘Glühwein’ recipe to be precise) we think we’ve come up with the ultimate Christmas and winter drink. Here it is.

HEALTH BENEFITS – German Mulled Wine

Ok, this recipe might not be the healthiest one we’ve ever created. It’s a hard sell to claim that alcohol is healthy, although small amounts can relax you and relieve stress on your heart. Wink wink.

Anise and fennel also have several medicinal benefits (antioxidants), although this time around we’ll say just one thing…enjoy!

Traditional German Mulled Wine. Ready to drink in 30 minutes | #wine #christmasdrinks |
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German Mulled Wine

Traditional German mulled wine (Glühwein) with a modern twist. Very easy to make and always tasty. Get drunk in style.
Course Drinks
Cuisine German
Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 glasses
Calories 327kcal
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  • ½ cup orange liquor (eg. Cointreau)


  • Juice the oranges. Throw peel into the bin, no need for that anymore.
  • Add all ingredients to one pot and stir well.
  • Bring to a simmer on a very low heat until the wine begins to foam a little.
  • Put a lid on top and simmer the wine for another 10-15 minutes.


  • Add the orange liquor, put the lid back on and turn off the stove. Let it sit for another 3-5 mins
  • Serve the wine through a colander or sieve and into heat resistant glasses.


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Nutrition Facts
German Mulled Wine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 129mg4%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 147IU3%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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About Hauke Fox

I'm always on the lookout for these damn smart recipes. You know, those that only take a few minutes to put together and taste delicious. Vegetarian Cooking at home is a way to take back control over what I eat. I don't like what many companies do to animals and the environment with their products.


  1. Oooh this looks great! I haven’t had mulled mine since I was in Europe – it was so good on a cold day! I’ll need to try this out.

    • Mulled mine? I actually just googled it because the “w” is so far away from the “m” on the keyboard. But nope, doesn’t exist, hahaha. I have to say, mulled wine made winter so much more fun in Germany.

  2. I love mulled wine but I’ve never made my own except cheating and using a ready made spice bag. It’s on my list to definitely try this Christmas.

    Excellent photos as usual.

    Thanks for linking up to my #FoodYearLinkup 🙂

    • Haha, well, I’m not sure if it’s cheating. I actually like the idea of spice bags. Unfortunately they don’t have them over here in Spain. Not even ready made mulled wine. Usually Lidl used to have it, but it seems that the Spanish were not too fond of it 😉
      Yes, the linkup! I also should put the little banner, right? (sorry, I forgot about it and thanks for reminding!).

  3. Let it be Mulled wine! Here’s the perfect Christmas drink to me, I just love its aroma and fruity hint. Oh, let’s not forget it’s healthier compared to vodka shots (also, a glass of wine a day is no harm).

    • The other day a friend of mine from Poland told me a shot of vodka helps against a cold. Her grandmom believed in those healing effects of vodka. I didn’t try it though, haha.

  4. 5 stars
    My German roots approve this recipe. haha. YUM

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