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Traditional Gluehwein

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Gluehwein-- the most delicious holiday crockpot drink!

 

When my husband and I were traveling through Krakow earlier this spring, we came across a small market just off the main square that was bustling with delicious, artisan food stalls with the most amazing local fares.

Everything was delicious- festive, traditional, rich, and so beautifully prepared. Everyone who served it was cheery, and the night was magical.

Polish street food from the Market Square fair- sausages, pierogies, and mulled wine!

Our favorite part of the fair, of course, was the traditional Grzaniec (Polish mulled wine). It was rich and spicy, with fruity tartness and a seductive cardamon spice.

 

This mulled wine recipe is traditional, comforting, and perfection!

 

It was also— um— effective at keeping us warm on a very chilly night in lesser Poland! It is strong and sweet, and everything you want in a delicious drink.

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So when my husband decided he wanted to make some mulled wine recently, I was thrilled! This version is delicious, incredibly easy (just dump it in and set the slow cooker) – and it is perfect for a holiday party.

I sipped it all night dreaming that someday I’ll get to drink it while strolling through a snowy Krakow Christmas market, and enjoying all those amazing foods again soon!

 

This traditional gluehwein is so delicious and easy!

Traditional Gluehwein
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Ingredients
  • 2 medium lemons
  • 2 medium oranges
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1¼ cups water
  • 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 2 (750-milliliter) bottles dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Beaujolais Nouveau
  • ½ cup brandy
  • Cheesecloth
  • Butcher’s twine

Traditional Gluehwein
Author: 
Recipe type: drink
 
Delicious traditional gluehwein, a mulled red wine that is perfect for Christmas parties!
Ingredients
  • 2 medium lemons
  • 2 medium oranges (or limes)
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1¼ cups water
  • 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 2 (750-milliliter) bottles dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Beaujolais Nouveau
  • ½ cup brandy
  • Cheesecloth
  • Butcher’s twine
Instructions
  1. Slice fruit into thin rounds
  2. Add herbs into cheesecloth, tie off to make a small sachet.
  3. Add all ingredients into slow cooker, set to low.
  4. Let simmer at least one hour until serving.
  5. If flavor becomes bitter, remove herbs and fruit with peels from slow cooker!

 

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