45 min

    Bisschopswijn, meaning 'bishop's wine', is the Dutch version of the German gluehwein, a hot drink for snowy holidays that makes you glow inside. Don't drink this if you have to drive tonight! Each household has its own variety, this is the one my Dutch neighbors used to make when I was a kid in Amsterdam, for Christmas and New Year's Eve.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 bottle red wine
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 orange
    • 8 whole cloves

    Prep:2min  ›  Cook:43min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a large saucepan on medium-low heat, combine wine, sugar and cinnamon. Cut the orange in half, push the cloves into the outside of the orange halves, and place them into the wine.
    2. Heat SLOWLY on LOW heat for about 30 minutes or until steaming. Do not let it boil. Heat your glasses in warm water before serving.

    Watch how!

    Watch how to make your own warming mulled wine - including a non-alcoholic version - in our How to make mulled wine video

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    This recipe is a favourite in our family for cold days and tradtionnal drunk on new years eve. One advice: use a stick of cinnamon, instead of groud cinnamon: it's easy to remove and the smell and taste is better. Instead of what one of the reviews says: don't use wine that is too cheap or young. It urnes into 'vinegar' easily.  -  10 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We had this on Sinterklaas Day, and really enjoyed it (my husband is dutch). We used a cheap burgandy - great use for cheap wine!  -  08 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Quite delicious. The wine was a lot stronger than I expected-went straight to my head! Great addition at Christmas.  -  20 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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