Mulling Over the Cold

Since the icy weather has arrived, it’s time we look at that popular after-ski drink, gluhwein. Perhaps not as popular in the southern hemisphere - where everyone thinks it doesn’t really get cold - it’s a delicious way to end a chilly day. Made with mulling spices it can be drunk hot or warm, I guess it all depends on how cold you are.
If you really want to spice things up you can try yours 'mit Schuss' (with a shot), which means you add a shot of rum or some other liquor.

Here’s our favourite recipe for gluhwein. But remember, since you’re drinking your wine warm, it will go straight to your head.

1 bottle red wine
1 orange
2 sticks cinnamon
3 cloves
2 tbsp brown sugar or honey
4 slices orange rind, to serve

  • Slowly heat the red wine in a pot. Make sure not to bring the wine to a boil, otherwise the alcohol will evaporate. 
  • Slice the orange and add it to the wine, with the cinnamon, cloves and sugar.
  • Stir until the sugar has dissolved and leave to simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the cinnamon, cloves and orange slices and pour the wine into glasses and garnish with a thin slice of orange rind.