Yessss, it’s snowing in New York City! I know it can be annoying for the commuter, but I love it anyway. Growing up in Northern Germany we always had major snowfalls in the winter. Christmas Markets were cold and snowy, so in order to enjoy the festivities without freezing your buns off, we had stands that sold Glühwein, best known here in the US as Mulled Wine. It’ll warm your heart, body and soul! Here’s my favorite recipe!
What you’ll need:
- 1 (1.5 liter) bottle of red wine (I used Shiraz)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 oranges
- 20 whole cloves
Combine sugar, water and cinnamon sticks and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer. Squeeze the juice of the oranges into the sugar water mix. Push the cloves into the orange peel and add to the liquid. Bring it back to a simmer, and simmer for 30 minutes. Pour in the wine and heat it without letting it boil. Preheat glasses with warm water to avoid cracking of the glasses. Serve with orange slices or orange peel!