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How to Make a Glint-wine? Cheer Up Yourself with This Warm Delicious Beverage

Glint-wine or Glühwein is enjoyed at traditional Christmas Markets throughout Europe, especially in colder Northern countries like Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Glint-wine is a beverage of European origin usually made with red wine along with various mulling spices and sometimes raisins. It is served hot or warm and may be alcoholic or non-alcoholic.

The secret to getting a great Glühwein is the right mixture of red wine, cinnamon sticks, sugar, oranges and cloves. Follow this simple recipe to conjure up a touch of winter magic in your own kitchen.

According to All Receipts, you need  two bottles of good-quality red wine.

570 ml water

140 g sugar

6 cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

2 oranges - cut into bite-size pieces

Oranges for decoration

  1. In a saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer.
  2. Cut the orange in half, and squeeze the juice into the simmering water. Push the cloves into the outside of the orange peel, and place peel in the simmering water. Continue simmering for 30 minutes, until thick and syrupy.
  3. Pour in the wine, and heat until steaming but not simmering. Remove the clove-studded orange halves.
  4. Serve hot in mugs or glasses that have been preheated in warm water

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

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