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Gluehwein a la Stefan Bold

All measurements (except the wine) are approximate. 5 liters cheap red wine (we used €2.99/bottle, but that probably translates, in terms of quality to around $7.00-$8.00/bottle in America)
Author Sara


  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • 20 cinnamon sticks
  • 1-2 T whole cloves
  • 1 T whole allspice
  • some ground allspice
  • ground cardamom
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1.5 cups sugar


  • Zest the oranges and slice. Zest the lemon, but do not include the actual lemon. We used the small zester for the orange and the large zester for the lemon, to get different size peels. Mix all the ingrediates and heat (don't boil, and don't even really simmefor a couple of hours. Adjust seasonings to taste. It's hard to get too much of anything, except perhaps the sugar so don't add too much without tasting regularly. The spices don't have to be added all at once, you can add them as it goes depending on what you think it needs.


Pleases a large roomful of people. :)