#DOTW: Glühwein

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!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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