How to Make Gluehwein (Warm Spiced Wine)

How to Make Gluehwein (Warm Spiced Wine) is a recipe that shows you how to make one of our favorite drinks of all time.  It’s so warming and really, really delicious.  We absolutely love it, especially during the holidays.  Make a double or triple batch for a lovely gathering of friends and family.

Other heart-warming cocktails to try…

Hot White Russian
Cinnamon Snuggler
Frozen Turkey Cocktail
Drunken Pumpkin Cocktail
Holiday Yuletide Mule
Tallulah Cocktail
Bronx Blood
Pink Flamingo
Pomegranate Bellini Martinis

But in the meantime, go make this delicious Gluehwien!

How to Make Gluehwein (Warm Spiced Wine)

Gluehwein (Warm Spiced Wine) is perfect for sipping by the fire, or out on the slopes, or when friends and family come over. Make a big batch, keep it warm in your slow cooker, and you'll be very happy, even if the weather outside if frightful!
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Cocktail
Keyword: spiced wine
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 8 people


  • 2 bottle of good-quality red wine
  • 2 cups water
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 oranges - cut into bite-size pieces
  • Orange slices for garnish


  • Put all ingredients in a pot and bring it close to a boil.
  • For additional taste, cut 2 oranges into bite-size pieces and add to the mixture.
  • Let simmer, but do not boil.
  • Remove cloves with a strainer, and cinnamon stick before serving.
  • Garnish with orange slice.
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