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
You can also add more lemon/orange peel/juice, vanilla
, old socks
... (If you like
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.