Saturday, December 11, 2010
Gluhwine- A Christmas must have
The Cahill Family Gluhwine recipe:
1 bottle red wine we use Gallo burgundy in the 1.5 ml size
2-3 oranges cut in half
1 c. Sugar (traditionally it is made with honey but we actually prefer white sugar in it)
2 cinnamon sticks broken in half
10-15 whole cloves or large pinch of ground cloves
pinch ground nutmeg
brandy to taste
Empty the bottle of wine into a heavy saucepan. Squeeze orange halves into wine and add the juiced halves. Add sugar and spices and cook covered over medium heat. Turn off wine just before it begins to boil, leave mixture covered for about an hour so the spices can steep. Uncover and strain back into wine jug, keep refrigerated for 1-2 weeks, if it lasts that long. Heat individual cups covered in microwave for about a minute add a splash of brandy and serve. Can also be made in a crock-pot and kept warm for parties. If serving for a party leave the spices and oranges in and add 1- 1 1/2 cups brandy to entire batch. Enjoy!
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Friede auf Erden und heißen Glühwein!
Posted by Lilliedale at 9:51 AM