In Germany its glühwein, in Nordic countries its glögg or gløgg, in France its vin chaud, and in North America it can be called any of those as well as mulled wine. It may have many names but they all mean the same thing - a warmed glass of spiced red wine, enjoyed during the cold winter months.
You don't need to buy any fancy spice bags to hold everything in. Just cut a small square from some cheesecloth, fill, then tie the opposite corners together to seal the bag closed. You can find the cheesecloth in any large grocery store.
- 26oz red wine (port, claret, or your favorite)
- 1 cup brandy
- 12oz GF beer
- 1 orange, thinly sliced (rind on)
- 1 slice lemon (rind on)
- ¾ cup sugar
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 Tbsp whole cloves
- 1 cup raisins
- ⅓ cup slivered almonds
- Add the alcohol and the citrus slices into a large pot.
- Combine the remaining ingredients into a spice bag (cut a square of cheesecloth and tie corners together to seal bag), and place into pot.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1½ hours. Remove citrus and spice bag before serving hot.