Mulled Wine (Glintwein or Glintwine)

Mulled Wine (Glintwein or Glintwine) is very popular in Europe at the Christmas fairs. It is an alcoholic beverage based on hot red wine, sugar, and spices as cinnamon, cloves, lemon peel, star anise, honey, ginger, black pepper, allspice, bay leaf, cardamom. You can also add apples and raisins.


  • dry or semi-dry red wine 1 bottle
  • orange 2 pcs.
  • apple 1 pcs.
  • sugar 4 tbsp.
  • honey 4 tbsp.
  • dry ginger 12 tbsp.
  • cloves 1 tbsp.
  • star anise 2 pcs.
  • cinnamon 2 sticks
  • other spices, to taste


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Step 1
Wash and cut oranges with apple.
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Step 2
Heat wine in a saucepan over low heat. Add slices of orange.
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Step 3
Put slices of apple, sugar, honey and spices (dry ginger, cloves, star anise, cinnamon). Cook on the low heat until boiling.
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Step 4
Serve immediately hot.