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       Title: GLUEHWEIN
  Categories: Beverages, German, Alcohol
       Yield: 4 servings
  
      60 g  Sugar
     1/2    Cinnamon stick
       4    Cloves
            Peel of 1/2 lemon
     1/8 l  Water
       1 l  Red wine
            Juice of 1/2 - 1 lemon
  
   Put cinnamon, cloves and lemon peel in a paper tea filter; tie it shut with
   a piece of white yarn. Together with the water and the sugar, bring it to a
   boil in a pot, let sit for 20 minutes. Take out the tea filter, add the red
   wine and heat. The art is to heat the wine up as close to its boiling
   temperature without ever getting it to boil (the most important thing about
   making gluehwein is that the wine must NEVER boil). Finally, add lemon
   juice to taste.
   
   Possible variations: ~ leave away the lemon juice or use orange juice
   instead ~ leave away the lemon peel ~ instead of boiling the tea filter,
   put it directly into the wine, heat,
     and let soak for 30 - 45 minutes (you don't need the water this way); if
     you chop up the ingredients before putting them in the filter, you get a
     more intensive flavor ~ add a few drops of vanilla ~ add a little
   cardamom and/or ginger ~ vary the quantities of cinnamon, cloves and sugar
   ~ to get the possibly most famous type of gluehwein, the Nuernberger
     Christkindlesmarkt-Gluehwein, use blueberry wine instead of red wine
   
   Typed for you by Volkhart Baumgaertner
  
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