Holiday Recipe: Gluwein From Chef Gerard

The Seafood Shack’s Executive Chef, Gerard Jesse, was born in Hamburg, Germany and this holiday season he wanted to share a recipe with you that was a delicious tradition in his home…

Gluwein is a hot brew of wine, spices, sugar, citrus and other booze. In German, it’s “Glühwein”, which is roughly translated as “glow-wine” from the hot irons once used for mulling.

The holidays would not be complete without it!

-1 (750 millilitre) bottle red wine
-3/4 cup water
-3/4 cup white sugar
-1 cinnamon stick
-1 orange
-10 whole cloves
-Optional – 1/2 cup rum

1. In a medium size saucepan, combine the water, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Bring to a boil while stirring constantly, then reduce heat and continue to simmer.
2. Cut the orange in half and squeeze the juice into the pot. Place cloves into the orange peel and drop into the mixture. Cook until the mixture starts to thicken like syrup.
3. Pour in the wine and rum (if using) and stir, heating gradually until steaming. DO NOT BOIL. Remove oranges and serve in prewarmed mugs.

There you have it! Sip away and enjoy the warm sweet and citrus flavor this holiday season. Do you have a special holiday drink you’d like to share with us? Post it to our Facebook page. Happy holidays everyone!