Winters in New York City can be unfriendly with frigid winds and sudden snowstorms. I remedy the conditions by making my favorite hot, holiday drink, Glühwein.
My friend Sonja gave me this version of classic German recipes – it is a great way to start a party: sweet and warm, it goes down so easily on a cold, icy night.
- 1 gallon dry red wine (like Chianti)
- 6 cups of water
- 3 tablespoons mulling spices (if you can't find them, combine 6 cinnamon sticks, 2 tablespoons whole cloves, 1 tablespoon whole cardamom)
- 2 oranges, sliced into wedges
- 1 cup of raisins
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- In a large stockpot, combine all ingredients. Simmer on low heat until the sugar dissolves, do not boil. Serve immediately in coffee mugs.
Nutritional Stats Per Serving (10 ounces): 183 calories, 0 g protein, 17 g carbohydrates, 0 g fat (0 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 8 mg sodium.
Weight Watchers® Points Plus: 2