Friday, January 01, 2010

Gluhwine: A YUMMY Winter Treat

Major Man spent 4 years stationed in Germany and I spent a year living in Austria, so we have a few Germanic-type tastes. Like Schnitzel. Weissbier. Gluhwine.

Well, truthfully Gluhwine (said "glue vine") is more a favourite of mine than his.

Here's our basic recipe:

half cup of water
quarter cup of sugar
three cinnamon sticks (or a few pinches of the ground variety)
three whole cloves
a couple thick lemon slices

bring to a boil then remove from heat and let it steep for half an hour or so

pour a bottle of wine in a pot
add the mixture above
bring to a simmer

drink steaming warm.

When I was in Austria I think this was called "Hunter's something or other". Yeah, it's hard to remember specifics from a decade ago. That's why I blog now, what of it?

It is a great Christmas or New Year's drink. I'm having some now. If you make some... let me know how you like it!

1 comment:

Serenity Now! said...

It's sad that I have to come to my own blog to find the recipe!