The word Glühwein (pronounced glue – vine) is a combination of glühen, which means “to glow,” and wein, which means “wine.” And that’s exactly what Glühwein does to you after a few cups. It glows in your cheeks and warms you from the inside out. Pomegranate glühwein is a unique twist on the traditional glühwein classic.

Glühwein, mulled wine, mulled spiced wine, or Glogg are all variations on the same theme – heated wine seasoned with sweet and aromatic spices. There are many recipes for Glühwein, but the traditional Glühwein recipe calls for heating wine with sugar and spices. 

Wine is simmered with cinnamon sticks, cloves, citrus peel, cardamom pods and sugar. The addition of these warming spices makes Glühwein the perfect drink for chilly winter evenings.

Finding a way to incorporate fruit wines is a novel take on a beverage I spent years thanklessly traipsing across Europe to research via diligent consumption sessions next to open fires, singing carolers, and against cold nights seemed like an essential. Plus, a fruit wine will cut down or eliminate the amount of sugar you need to add, depending on the sweetness of the wine. This pomegranate glühwein is a tasty look at good old fashioned glühwein.

What is Pomegranate Wine?

Pomegranate wine has a tart, fruity flavor and is usually red or pink in color. That tart flavor melds uniquely with Gluhwein. The pomegranate fruit is rich in antioxidants and has many health benefits. Pomegranate wine is made from the juice of the pomegranate fruit, which is infused with traditionally created wine (from grapes).

The pomegranate fruit is native to Asia and has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. Pomegranate juice is a popular ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine. The health benefits of pomegranate have been known for centuries. 

The fruit is a rich source of antioxidants, which are believed to protect cells from damage and may help to prevent various diseases. Additionally, pomegranate juice has been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Pomegranate wine is a delicious way to enjoy the health benefits of this amazing fruit. If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious fruit wine, pomegranate wine is a great choice.

Pomegranate wine is made from the juice of the pomegranate fruit. The juice is fermented and then bottled. Pomegranate wine has a deep red color and a tart, fruity flavor.

Pomegranate wine is a healthy alternative to other types of alcohol. It contains no sugar or artificial sweeteners, and it’s low in calories. Additionally, pomegranate wine is a good source of antioxidants and polyphenols, which are believed to protect cells from damage and may help to prevent various diseases.

Pomegranate Glühwein

Just follow a traditional Glühwein recipe, using pomegranate wine in place of the red wine. You can use any type of pomegranate wine you like, but we recommend something semi-sweet or sweet for best results. One of the wines mentioned above will work perfect. When selecting a fruit wine, just make sure it is not too sweet. You want the German Glühwein to have a balance of sweetness and acidity. 

For a pomegranate wine Glühwein, you’ll need:

– 1 bottle Pomegranate wine

  • Sugar to taste
  • 1/3 cup water

– 1 orange, sliced

  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 8 allspice

– 1 star anise (optional)


1. Put all of the ingredients into a pot over med-low heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. 

2. You want to ensure your Glühwein is piping hot before serving. 

3. Heat to a simmer. Do not bring to a boil or that will mess with the wine.

4. At that point, turn off the heat and let the mixture steep for about 10 minutes.  This will give time for the ingredients to mix and meld.

5. You can then either strain it or serve it as is. 

6. If you want to keep it warm, put it back on the stove over low heat. 

7. Serve in Glühwein mugs or glasses with orange slices or cinnamon sticks.