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.
- Place the wine over a low heat
- Put the bag and the oranges into the wine, bring nearly to the boil then turn down to a low simmer.
- 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.