Stay warm this weekend! Glühwein Recipe

August 10th, 2012

There’s some pretty icy weather forecast for the Western Cape this weekend, so we can’t think of anything more appropriate than making a big pot of Gluhwein to ward off the chills.

Gluhwein Recipe

  •  750ml Red Wine (Try our Babel or Shiraz)
  • 250ml Water
  • 125ml Sugar
  • 1 Pinch Cloves
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Lemon or Orange, sliced
  • 30ml Lemon juice


  • Mix the water, sugar, citrus slices and spices in a large pot.
  • Place on a warm stove, to dissolve the sugar, then bring the syrup boil for 5 minutes to develop aspicy flavour.
  • Add the red wine and lemon juice, and heat until just below boiling point.


Enjoy your  Gluhwein warm in a glass with friends on a rainy day. And if you’re not up to making your own, we are serving it in Babel this weekend, made from our own red wine!

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