Enchanted Winter Eve Glühwein

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Magical twist on traditional German mulled wine

Enchanted Winter Eve Glühwein

AI Cocktail Info

Serving : 1 cocktail

ABV
Approximately 15% ABV*
Calories
Approximately 200 calories*
Net Carbs
Approximately 20 grams of net carbs*
AI Request:Gluhwein
*Estimated by AI - may vary

Instructions

Description: Enchanted Winter Eve Glühwein is a magical twist on the traditional German mulled wine, perfect for cozy gatherings and festive celebrations. This innovative cocktail infuses the classic warmth of glühwein with a hint of elderflower and a sparkle of star anise, creating a drink that's both comforting and enchanting. Ingredients: - 750 ml bottle of dry red wine (such as a Merlot or a Cabernet Sauvignon) - 1 orange, zest peeled into strips and the orange juiced - 1/4 cup elderflower liqueur - 1/4 cup brandy - 1/4 cup honey or sugar (adjust to taste) - 2 cinnamon sticks - 4 whole cloves - 2 star anise pods - Optional garnish: orange slice, cinnamon stick, or a star anise pod Instructions: 1. In a medium-sized pot, combine the red wine, orange zest, and orange juice. 2. Add the elderflower liqueur, brandy, honey (or sugar), cinnamon sticks, cloves, and star anise pods. 3. Heat the mixture over medium-low heat. Stir gently to dissolve the honey or sugar and to marry the flavors. Be sure not to let the mixture come to a boil; you want to heat it just below simmering so the alcohol doesn't evaporate. 4. Once the honey or sugar has dissolved and the drink is steaming, reduce the heat to low, cover, and let the flavors infuse for about 15 to 25 minutes. 5. Before serving, strain the mixture to remove the spices and orange zest. 6. Ladle the fragrant Glühwein into heat-proof glasses or mugs. Glass: Serve in a traditional mulled wine glass or an Irish coffee mug. To enhance the experience, serve Enchanted Winter Eve Glühwein with a side of gingerbread cookies or dark chocolate, creating an unforgettable winter delight.

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