Glühria

Invented just a moment ago, and approved by my guests: Glühria!

It’s a kind of mixture between traditional Glühwein and fruity sangria.

– So yes, you can also call it Sangriwein, if you prefer 🙂 –

A warming drink in the heart of winter with a hint of summer dreams.

 

What do we need?

½ l water (that’s about 2 cups)

2 tablespoons cranberries

1 (cooking) pear or (cooking) apple, diced

2 organic oranges, diced (with peel)

4 cloves

1 stick of cinnamon

1 liter red wine (that’s about 4 cups)

150 g cane sugar (that’s about 2/3 of a cup – or more or less, depending on how sweet you want it)

 

Preparation:

Bring the water with the fruit and spices to a boil, and let infuse for 45 minutes.
Add the sugar and wine and let stand on the fire for a while (not boiling).

Pour through a strainer and serve in small glasses with a slice of orange. Use a stick of cinnamon to stirr.

An alcohol free variation can be made by replacing the wine by red grape juice or blueberry juice (or a mixture of both). Generally these call for less sugar.

Very tasty with a splash of left over elderberry syrup too…

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