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Blueberry Glühwein

Experience the cozy German Christmas markets without ever leaving the comfort of your home with this Blueberry Gluhwein recipe! With only 5 ingredients, this is a simple mulled red wine to warm your bones this winter.

Blueberry Mulled Wine Glühwein Recipe

It’s finally winter here in Europe and that can only mean one thing…Christmas. Christmas time in this neck of the woods is one of the most magical times. Bustling holiday markets and the cozy smell of roasted chestnuts and best of all, gluhwein!

Blueberry Mulled Wine Glühwein Recipe

Gluhwein is the German version of mulled red wine and it accounts for roughly 96% of the magic at the German Christmas markets. So today we’re bringing that magic right onto our stovetops with an ultra-simple take on this drink, complete with blueberries.

Blueberries tend to be forgotten in the winter months, but I think it’s about time we change that. These versatile little guys go well with loads of holiday recipes, especially with this gluhwein. I like to keep a bag of them in my freezer for when inspiration strikes!

Blueberry Mulled Wine Glühwein Recipe

Ingredients for fruity gluhwein

Okay so here’s what you need: cinnamon, cloves, blueberries (fresh or frozen), sugar, cheap red wine. The whole point of gluhwein in the olden days was to salvage scrap/bad wine, which is fortunate for folks like me who know very little about wine, and therefore make their wine selection almost solely based on the fact that there was a cat on the label.

Blueberry Mulled Wine Glühwein Recipe

You’ll essentially just blend up the berries, let everything seep together, then strain and serve. You can pick up the ingredients on your way home and have homemade gluhwein within half an hour. Now that, my friends, is magic.

Experience the cozy German Christmas markets without ever leaving the comfort of your home with this Blueberry Gluhwein recipe! With only 5 ingredients, this is a simple alcoholic mulled red wine to warm your bones this winter. And you just need blueberries, cinnamon, and cloves to make this gluten-free, vegan gluehwein!
Blueberry Mulled Wine Glühwein Recipe

Blueberry Glühwein

Experience the cozy German Christmas markets without ever leaving the comfort of your home with this Blueberry Gluhwein recipe! With only 5 ingredients, this is a simple mulled red wine to warm your bones this winter.
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: German
Keyword: gluhwein
Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion: Christmas, Thanksgiving
Time: 45 minutes or less
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • cup sugar
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 2 large cinnamon sticks
  • 1 bottle dry red wine 750 mL

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine blueberries and sugar. Cook until lightly simmering, about 5 minutes.
  • Puree blueberry mixture until smooth, then add in cloves and cinnamon. Continue lightly simmering for 20 minutes.
  • Pour wine into the pot and reduce heat to a very slow simmer (don’t boil), at least until wine is warm (you can let it sit on low heat anywhere from 15 minutes to 3 hours).
  • Strain before serving. Serve warm optionally garnished with a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick.

NUTRITION

Serving: 1serving (2/3 cup) | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 1.2g
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  1. Angie says:

    Can this be made up a day or two ahead and re-heated? Thanks!

    1. Sarah says:

      Yep! It will stay good in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. Just reheat it over low when you’re ready to serve. Enjoy! 😀

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