Quick mulled wine recipe
My parents picked up a taste for Glühwein (mulled wine) in Germany at some point. I've noticed that a lot of Americans have never even tried it and they don't know what they're missing. You can buy spice bags to make it but here's a quick n' easy way.
- 2/3 mug Red wine (don't waste a good one, it has to be vaguely drinkable but that's about it)
- 2 whole cloves
- 1/2 cinnamon stick
- 1/3 mug orange juice
- Sugar to taste
To serve: drink looking out a window at miserable weather being glad you're not in it.
I visited Berlin before the Wall fell and saw people buying and knocking back mugs of this stuff from street vendors on the way to work - apparently this isn't unusual. Each to their own, I suppose.