GlühweinWinters 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.

Serves 10


Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 gallon

Serving Size: 10 ounces

Calories per serving: 183 calories

Fat per serving: 0 g fat (0 g saturated)



  • 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

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