Drinks

 

Glühwein

Serves

14

Ingredients

• 4 litres red wine
• 400g caster sugar
• 6-8 cinnamon sticks
• Whole cloves
• 2 oranges
• Whole allspice
• 480ml orange juice
• Optional dash of brandy, sweet sherry or Port

Method

Place the wine in a large saucepan on a low heat • Heat slowly and never let it boil • Slice the oranges and stud with about 4 cloves • Add to the heating wine • Snap the cinnamon sticks in half and add to the wine with about 10 allspice peppers • Stir in the sugar, the orange juice and the optional brandy etc. • Heat for 30 minutes, allowing the spices to infuse the wine, stirring occasionally • Taste and add more sugar if needed (the poorer the wine quality, the more sugar you will need) • Gently heat for a further 30 minutes • Serve in mugs.

Glühwein