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Authentic German Mulled Wine (Glühwein) Recipe

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



  • ½ cup orange liquor (eg. Cointreau, brandy or amaretto are also fine)


  • Juice the oranges. Zest the oranges if you don't have lemons.
  • Add the red wine, lemon (or orange) zest, sugar, cinnamon sticks, star anise and orange juice 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 gently 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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Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg