Recipe for Gluhwein (Traditional Mulled Wine)



Gluhwein is a traditional spicy winter drink made from red wine, heated and spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves, oranges and sugar.  It’s very easy to make and a must-have at all of our celebrations during the festive period.  If you’re in France at Christmas time, ask for vin chaud (hot wine).

Nerissa, Reservations Manager


A bottle of red wine not too cheap
Sugar or syrup to taste
2 cinnamon sticks, 1 star anise
3 oranges, halved and studded with cloves.


  1. Place the wine over a low heat
  2. Put the bag and the oranges into the wine, bring nearly to the boil then turn down to a low simmer.
  3. Add the sugar or syrup and leave to warm for about 15 minutes then enjoy.

This can be left on a low heat and topped up with more ingredients as necessary.


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  1. Nerissa’s Christmas Traditions & Recipes « Paris Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Tips – Paris Perfect says:

    […] Cook has to make Gluhwein the day before and drink it while cooking (both on Christmas eve and Christmas day) – it is an […]

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