It's no secret, when winter is here we all first enjoy it and then right away figuring out ways to get warmer and stop enjoying the cold.

Today instead of layering up for a breezy chill walk, we decided to get warm under our linen blanket with all things higgle and a cup of fresh mulled wine, or how europeans call it "gluhwien".

 WATCH US MAKING IT :)))

Here is what you need to make your own gluhwein / mulled wine ingredients:

  • 1/2 medium orange
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup turbinado or granulated sugar
  • 20 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle dry red wine
  • Rum or amaretto, for serving (optional)

And a couple of easy steps:

  1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the zest from the orange in wide strips, taking care to avoid the white pith; set aside. Juice the orange and set the juice aside.
  2. Combine the water and sugar in a large, nonreactive saucepan and boil until the sugar has completely dissolved. Reduce the heat and add the cloves, cinnamon, star anise, orange zest, and orange juice. Simmer until a fragrant syrup forms, about 1 minute.
  3. Reduce the heat further and add the wine. Let it barely simmer for at least 20 minutes but up to a few hours. Keep an eye out so that it doesn't reach a full simmer.
  4. Strain and serve in small mugs, adding a shot of rum or amaretto and garnishing with the orange peel and star anise if desired.

 

Original recipe is from thekitchn.com

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