Winter setting in quicker than you thought? Warm up with a classic Glühwein recipe and bring a little festivity and spice into your home. 

But first, a little Glühwein history. 

Did you know that Glühwein literally translates to “glow wine?” This festive drink is commonly known by the English as mulled wine. Although the drink is very popular in Germany, some argue that its origin does not come from Germany, but rather that the Romans invented mulled wine to save any extra wine they had that was going off. To whomever it truly belongs, we say thank you, dankeschön, grazie! 

Warm wine goes to your head pretty quickly so remember to take it slow before things get a little too steamy. Share your creations on social media using #PerfectlymadeForEachOther, and you could be featured on the Consol Facebook page! Don’t forget to tag us.

Servings: 6

Glühwein 1

Materials Needed

Amount Material
¾ cup Water or Orange Juice
¾ cup White Sugar
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Orange
10 Whole Cloves
1 Bottle (750ml) Red Wine
Glühwein 2


  1. In a saucepan, combine the water or orange juice, sugar, and cinnamon stick. Orange juice creates an intense flavour profile. Bring this mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer.
  2. Cut the orange in half, and squeeze the juice into the simmering water. Push the cloves into the outside of the orange peel, and place peel in the simmering water. Continue simmering for 30 minutes, until thick and syrupy.
  3. Pour in the wine, and heat until steaming but not simmering. Remove the clove-studded orange halves. Serve hot in Consol Mugs or Consol Wine Glasses, that have been preheated in warm water.

The Consol Mugs or Consol Wine Glasses are available at The Consol Shop near you.