German Christmas wine with TCM herbs 以中药为主的德式圣诞红酒

Updated: Feb 28


German Christmas Wine with TCM Herbs

Read: Chinese herbs in Christmas meals

Christmas wine is a popular warm Christmas drink in Europe, made with red wine, citrus juices and some incredibly fragrant spices. It is sometimes referred to as “mulled wine”, or “Glühwein” in Germany.

Making this drink at home will fill your entire house with the sweet aroma of cinnamon, cloves and other christmas-y spices.


Health benefits

  • Replenish Yang energy

  • Warm the body during this cooler season

  • Warm the stomach to relieve vomiting due to cold in the stomach

  • Regulate Qi flow in the stomach improve digestion

For a non-alcoholic version, simply replace the red wine with fruit juices of your liking to make a delicious spiced mocktail!

Recipe

Ingredients (serves 4-5 people)

Water Red (1L) Wine (300ml) Orange juice (1 cup (3 fresh oranges)) Lemon juice (1/4 cup) Brown sugar (about 150g) Tea bag (black, red or flower tea) (1)

Cinnamon 肉桂 (2 big stalks) Star-anise 八角 (5 pieces) Cloves 丁香 (1/2 tea spoon) Ginger 姜 (4 slices)

Directions

  1. Place water and all herbs and spices into a big pot /slow cooker and boil for 1 hour.

  2. Add lemon juice, orange juice, sugar and the tea bag into the pot and boil for another 15 minutes

  3. Add red wine and serve warm.

Non-alcoholic version: Replace red wine with your favourite fruit juice and add ice cubes.

For more information on the functions of the spices, check out our article on Chinese herbs in Christmas meals



> 请阅读:圣诞餐常用的中药材料

圣诞红酒是欧洲圣诞节期著名的饮料。此饮料成分包括葡萄酒,柑橘类果汁及其他香料(如肉桂,丁香等)。在烹饪过程,此饮料的芬芳,肉桂,丁香等香味均为您大大添加了圣诞佳节的气氛。


养生功效:

  • 补阳

  • 暖身

  • 暖胃,调理胃气,治疗胃寒呕吐及消化失调

无酒精鸡尾酒:以果汁代替葡萄酒并加冰块,即成为佳节老幼咸宜的无酒精鸡尾酒!


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