Yes, I know it is easy and so freely available to buy Gluwein in a bottle to cope with the cold winter days, but a great home-made version is really DELISH and oh so easy. Give it a try ... I have made a few bottles with seasonal greeting cards for my neighbours this year. Here we go ...
1 cup water
4 whole cloves
4 cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces
2 bottles red wine
Juice of 2 oranges
1 tsp Speculoos /all spice
1/2 tsp instant coffee
2 orange peels, sliced
2 lemon peels, sliced
Mix sugar, water, cloves, cinnamon, wine, juice of orange, Speculoos and coffee in a heavy pot
Bring up the heat, but do not boil
Add orange and lemon peel and simmer for 15 min
Serve in warm mugs
Enjoy .... Bbbrrrr and happy holidays!