As if a bottle of red didnâ€™t taste good enough on a cool Autumn Evening, try it in this traditional German style. Warm, with such a wide infusion of flavours and smells, served in warmed mugs. A very simple, easy to make drink, which is an immediate favourite at many parties as something different.
Hugely popular at many German Christmas Markets, where you see huge kettles constantly being served from the ornately decorated Stalls.
Serves 6 people
Bottle of German Red Wine
Juice of 1 Lemon (or orange)
1 Cinnamon stick
1.Â Â Â Â Â Â Pour the water and wine into a large pan, and start to heat
2.Â Â Â Â Â Â Add the cloves, cinnamon and lemon slowly and to taste, making sure the pan doesnâ€™t boil.
3.Â Â Â Â Â Â Remove the Cinnamon stick and cloves before serving.
4.Â Â Â Â Â Â Ladle into mugs and serve hot.
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