This Glühwein recipe yields approximately 1 liter of lovely, spicy gluhwein which is especially satisfying when enjoyed around a fire with friends on cold winter nights. It is particularly enjoyed in the northern hemisphere over the festive season. You may add some fresh cranberries if you so wish. Some serve it with the star aniseed still floating as a garnish. You decide.


Gluhwein Drink

Gluhwein is a very satisfying warm, spicy drink to be enjoyed especially on cold nights.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine South African
Servings 1 liter
Calories 953 kcal


  • 1 bottle red wine 750 ml
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1 lemon small, sliced
  • 3 star anise
  • 200 ml water
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • Add all ingredients together.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes on low heat. Boiling will cook away the alcohol.
  • Strain and serve warm with a slice of lemon or orange.


Calories: 953kcalCarbohydrates: 103gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 46mgPotassium: 1382mgFiber: 11gSugar: 70gVitamin A: 295IUVitamin C: 127mgCalcium: 230mgIron: 6mg
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