My Christmas decorating started early this year - everything went up on Friday! I'll post some photos later this week so you can see the results. There isn't a part of our house that doesn't look like Christmas. I love it!
After all the decorating was done, I had the itch for a rewarding holiday drink, but I wanted something just shy of normal. Long story short, my online search for the perfect sip resulted in the discovery of something called Gluhwein. It's delicious and perfect for a cold, winter night.
|The prep work... It looked so pretty and filled the house with the most|
|The beauty shot just after pouring.|
Here's what you'll need in order to have enough Gluhwein for 4 to 5 people:
2 bottles of red wine
8 cinnamon sticks
12 whole cloves
3/4 white sugar
1/4 cup of fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 orange with some of the zest removed, then sliced into rounds
Pour red wine, cinnamon, cloves, sugar, lemon juice and orange rounds into a large sauce pan. Warm on low to medium heat for 1 hour, making sure the liquid does not boil (you'll lose the alcohol content that way!)
Remove from heat, pour into glasses or mugs and garnish with a fresh cinnamon stick. For a unique twist, try adding a shot of amaretto just before serving.
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