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Fill your kitchen with the delicious aroma of red wine, brandy, orange and spices in gluhwein. The perfect drink to help you warm up on wintery days.

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 10


  • 1 orange, halved and sliced
  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • 3 slices of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 150ml brandy, rum, amaretto or schnapps


  1. Put the orange slices, wine, sugar, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, and ginger in a large pan. Warm gently for 10-15 mins, being careful not to let the mixture boil. Add the alcohol, pour into glasses, and serve warm.

Credit: Cassie Best