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Glühwein (German Mulled Wine) is a great hot beverage to have outdoors on a cold evening with good friends. Spiced to perfect and sweeter than wine, this concoction is heart-warming around the Holiday season. Glühwein is a warm and spiced wine is made to be taken outside, at the Christmas market, but it could also just be outside after a winter activity or to welcome guests over with this heartwarming drink. My husband is German, and his whole family enjoys every year going to the Christmas market while sipping on that comforting spiced-up wine. It makes you forget about the cold, and dipping your nose into the cup (yes, they drink this in a cup) makes you think of those perfect Christmas memories. The Spices The secret to a good gluhwein finds itself in the spices. I suggest some mix here, with lots of cardamom, but you could modify it slightly to…

An autumnal cocktail to warm up and keep it fun and fizz. Try this Spiced Apple Spritz with spiced rum, sparkling apple juice (or cider), cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. There are zillions of great summer cocktails, but not as many Fall ones. Let me introduce you to this lovely spiced-up cocktail called Spice Apple Spritz. It is ultra simple to prepare and easy to turn into a grown-up punch, too, with extra apple pieces. Rum Choice This recipe comes from a Jamaican descendant friend, so she recommended a mix of a white overproof Wray& Nephew and brown rum. For those who don’t know what an Overproof rum is, it has more than 50% alcohol. It is 60% in this case, which is a bit scary for some people. I kept the drink a bit softer and used spiced rum instead, which works wonders. If you want the real Jamaican deal,…