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Hot Mulled Wine Recipe - Polish Grzaniec Galicyjski

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Hot Mulled Wine

Hot Mulled Wine

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This recipe for Polish hot mulled wine is known as grzaniec galicyjski (grrzzah-NYETS gah-leet-see-I-skee). Grzane is the word for "mulled" and galicyjski means "Galician." The wino (wine) is implied. It's similar to German gluhwein, French vin chaud, and Swedish glogg. It's especially popular served outdoors at Christkindlmarkets and after sledding, skating or other outdoor winter activities. Gluhwein is the German name for the most popular cold-weather drink in Europe, especially at outdoor Christmas markets. It's an aromatic blend of red wine, sugar and spices. Czechs call it svařené víno, Hungarians call it forralt bor, Serbs say kuvano vino, Croatians say kuhano vino, Bulgarians call it greyano vino, and Romanians call it vin fiert.

Makes 1 quart Polish Hot Mulled Wine - Grzaniec Galicyjski

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 quart dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 partially crushed cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf, cracked in half


  • In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Heat to dissolve sugar. Bring just to the boil and immediately remove from the heat. Strain and pour into hot mugs.
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polski Grzaniec, Member Polish_gal

Great for cold evening, even without snow fight or kulig :))) Some people do add to it honey insted of sugar(I prefer that combination myself ) and I would skip on bay leaves. Boiling wine would make it loose the alcohol, so that is something I would not advise. Make it very hot. After all Polish people are known from drinking, and certainly not a water :))))

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