Glühwein Decor And Recipe

While reading blogs to get more winter decoration ideas, I stumbled upon a pretty colorful decoration made of spices and oranges. It looked fresh and unusual, so I decided to make it for my home. While preparing the fruits, I realized it reminded me of a great winter drink: Glühwein! Glühwein (mulled wine, Glintwein) is a hot beverage made of red wine, sugar, spices, and citrus. It is very popular in Europe during the winter time. The spices used in Glintwein are white gloves, cinnamon, anise – exactly the ones I used in my decoration. No wonder I called it Glühwein Decor.

Glühwein Decor

I took oranges, lemons, and grapefruits and wound some jute rope around them. Then I took a handful of white gloves and stuck them into the thick peel of the fruits.
I also used star anise to decorate the small oranges.

Glühwein Decor

Cinnamon sticks tied together with the robe made a nice gentle addition to the bright color of the citrus.

Glühwein Decor

Star anise has a pretty shape and strong smell. The white gloves smell, too! Love it!

Glühwein Decor

On the New Year night, I will cut the decoration into pieces and will make some tummy-warming tasty Glühwein!
I will share with you my recipe:

  • 1 liter of cheap red wine
  • 1/2 cup of sugar (can be replaced with canned sugar or even melasse for a more original taste)
  • 1 medium orange
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 2 pieces of star anise
  • 20 or so pieces of white gloves

Put the sugar into the wine. Start heating the wine, but try to not bring it to boil. Cut the orange into pieces of size about 2 x 2 cm (1/2 x 1/2”). Put the spices and the orange pieces into the wine. Keep heating the wine for additional 10-15 min. Then pour into cozy mugs and enjoy with friends!

Happy New Year!

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4 replies
  1. foods for the soul
    foods for the soul says:

    They’re so pretty and festive! I’ve wanted to do this for years, ever since I read about it in a Laura Ingalls Wilder book or something like that. Haven’t quite gotten to it, but maybe I’ll give it a shot now!


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