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!