Hartford House

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Award-winning hotel and restaurant situated at Summerhill Stud on the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander, South Africa.

Gluhwein Recipe

 Gluhwein Photo : Jackie Cameron

Photo : Jackie Cameron


 Jackie Cameron Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef

With the erratic and unpredictable climatic conditions we are currently experiencing, I always have my favourite gluhwein recipe close at hand. Remember not to boil, only simmer the wine otherwise all the alcohol will evaporate and the effect will be... let’s say disappointing.

Makes : 900ml

Ingredients :

  • 250ml White Sugar
  • 250ml Water
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 12 Whole Cloves
  • 750ml Red Wine

Method :

  1. In a saucepan, stir the sugar, water and cinnamon sticks until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and allow to simmer.
  2. Cut the oranges in half, squeeze the juice into the simmering liquid, then push the cloves into the outside of the orange peel and place in the liquid.
  3. Continue simmering for 30 minutes. Until the liquid is thick and syrupy.
  4. Add the wine, and heat until steaming hot, but not boiling. Strain the liquid and serve.

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Jackie Cameron
Hartford House, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 33 263 2713