A German warm, spiced wine. It is called Glogg in Scandinavia, mulled wine in England and those crazy Americans call it hot spiced wine. Extremely useful when standing around outside in cold countries – good for Christmas cheer at German outdoor markets. But let the thing speak for itself! There is quite a few recipes and the best is to concoct according to what you feel is good (tm) Here is a recipe/guideline:


  • 1 bottle red table wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 strips lemon/orange peel (or just use 3 lemon/orange slices)
Mix all the stuff, excluding the wine, together in a saucepan and heat. After it has boiled (and all the sugar dissolved) strain the mix and add the wine. Heat the stuff up again until close to boil - do not boil.
Serve hot...
You can also add more lemon/orange peel/juice, vanilla, nutmeg, ginger, rum/brandy, old socks... (If you like - TIMTOWTDI).

Boiling the mix after the wine was added will make some of the alcohol evaporate and thus taking some bite out of the thing - again if you like.

Try this at home.

See also: Wassail.