Glühwein is an exciting holiday wine punch, originating in Scandinavia, but served throughout Northern Europe. The flavor is just perfect for the season. Serve warm with Christmas cookies for a delightful treat, though not just for Christmas. Serve anytime in cold weather.

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A delicious wine punch made in Scandinavia for the Christmas season. The tropical flavors of citrus, spices and rum add a warmth to the coldness of the winter season in the far north.
Recipe type: Punches
Cuisine: Scandinavian
Serves: 8
  • 32 ounces dry red wine
  • 1/4 Cup orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 spiral orange peel
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 8 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 Cup rum
  1. Combine wine, juice, peel, cinnamon, cloves and 4 Tablespoons sugar in saucepan.
  2. Simmer 8 to 10 minutes; strain into punch bowl.
  3. Heat rum slightly.
  4. Place remaining sugar in large metal spoon or ladle.
  5. Light rum with a match; pour over sugar.
  6. Pour burning sugar over punch.
  7. Be careful and ENJOY!

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