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Gluewein Recipe

By PutoPinoy on Saturday, July 18, 2009 At Saturday, July 18, 2009

  • 4 qts. dry red wine (such as zinfandel, pinot, burgundy, etc.)
  • 1 qt. dry white wine
  • 1 pt. Marc (or heavy brandy)
  • 1 c. white sugar (more to taste)
  • 6 sticks cinnamon
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1/8 tsp. allspice
  • 1/8 tsp. mace
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lemon

Pour 6 ounces red wine from the first bottle into an appropriate glass for later quality control checks. This may need to be repeated from another bottle, at the cook's discretion. Pour the remaining wine from the first bottle into a 3 gallon pot (or larger) and begin gentle heating. As it begins to warm, add sugar and spices. Stir until sugar is dissolved.

Add Marc (or brandy) and all remaining wine. (Note: if there were too many quality control checks, it is frequently necessary to purchase more wine.) Heat thoroughly but do not allow to boil! Add thinly slice lemon and 1 orange and allow mess, for mix to steep for about 1 hour over low heat.

Add more sugar during this time if desired, but do it slowly and insure it dissolves. Frequent samples are usually required during this time, again for the sake of quality control. Serve hot and garnish with orange slices. Stick cinnamon could also be used. Serve about 12-15 folks, or two quality control inspectors.