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Hot Mulled Wine

Hot Mulled Wine

Hot Mulled Wine

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Hot Mulled Wine
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Course: BeveragesCuisine: United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, EstoniaDifficulty: Easy



A hot drink made with red wine enhanced with orange, a variety of spices, and sugar. This is a traditional holiday beverage in the United Kingdom and throughout Northern Europe. In Germany it is known as Glühwein and in the Nordic countries it is known as Glogg*. See note about other countries throughout the world**.


  • 3 (750 ml) bottles of your favorite red wine

  • juice of one orange

  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 tablespoons whole cloves

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • brown sugar, to taste


  • In a large saucepan over very low heat, combine all of the ingredients, with enough sugar to please your palate, and heat until sufficiently warm, being careful not to bring to a boil. Heat for 1/2 hour to an hour, tasting occasionally until just right. Remove from heat and serve.


  • * Alternate spellings in the Nordic countries, depending on country: glögg, gløgg, glögi, glog, glug.
  • ** While it is mostly known in the Northern European countries mentioned above, there are variants of hot, spiced wine throughout the world. See the Wikipedia article on Mulled wine for details.


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(example: Sue in LA)

I made it for my mom and dad. And they said it was good and now its a family recipe.
- Celeste in Missouri

Very warming and homey on a chilly night by the fire!!
- A Baker

This is like our gl?gg in Sweden.When I made it in our swedish class in Billings, Mont. I put all ingredients in a little bag and put in the saucepan.When hot, discarded and then served wine with raisins and almonds in a cup.This is very good !!!
- Barbro Schmittou?in Sweden

We would serve it to the Carolers when they came to our home at Cristmas.
- A Baker

In Germany during the cold months of the year, it was always simmering on the stove in our house and at all the neighbors too. Coming in from the cold and having a cup kept us going...
- A Baker
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