Traditional Glühwein Recipe

Seeing as winter is upon us we might as well get our drink on with our need for heat in mind. If you love spice and love red wine then we have a treat in stall for you . Check out this awesome classically Austrian glühwein recipe we’ve put together.




  • Two bottles of shiraz
  • Two cups of water
  • Juice of two lemons
  • 145g granulated sugar
  • Six cloves
  • Two cinnamon sticks
  • Two oranges cut into bite sizes

Pop all ingredients – except for the wine – into a big pot. Get this to boil for 10 minutes. Switch off the heat, either test the temperature, which we should get to at least 70°C, or wait a couple of minutes. Now, stir in the wine. The reason we take this route, by adding the wine after the boil, is to ensure that the alcohol does not evaporate… trust us on this.

Recipe inspired by Hurry the Food Up.


By Shawn Greyling

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