Friday, December 20, 2013

Kinder Gluhwein {recipe}

Many years ago, our family lived in Germany and spent our December weekends looking for a Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market) to explore.

December 1999, Addison was a year-and-a-half old
After spending hours wandering from booth to booth looking at Christmas ornaments, sweet goodies, and gifts, I always enjoyed a hot cup of gluhwein. Since I don't enjoy alcoholic beverages, mine was Kinder Gluhwein.

After we moved back to the States, I searched in vain for a recipe to make my own Kinder Gluhwein. Years passed and I had given up on recreating that German memory until a friend mentioned it on Facebook the other day.

It may not be the exact recipe used at the Weihnachtsmarkts we visited in Germany, but it's a wonderful hot treat for a cool December evening.

Kinder Gluhwein

     2 oranges
     2 lemons
     1 cup water
     3 cups red grape juice
     1 cinnamon stick
     1 pinch ground cinnamon
     4 cloves
     4 Tablespoons honey

Cut the oranges and lemons into thin slices, and then cut each slice into eighths.

Add all ingredients to a large pot. Heat for at least 15 minutes, but do not boil.

Pour mixture through a sieve to remove fruit and spices before serving.

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K is for Kinder Gluhwein!

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  1. I bet this would be awesome for a party if you strained it into a crock-pot to keep it warm!

  2. We lived in Germany as well and the Christmas market in Nuremberg was one of my favorite memories! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  3. That sounds delicious. We enjoy an orange flavored spiced tea, but I've never before heard of a hog drink featuring grape juice.



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