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Adlon Feuerzangenbowle

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  • Total Time: 40 minutes


A must-have holiday drink in Berlin is Feuerzangenbowle. This is a traditional mulled wine (called glühwein in German) that comes with a rum-soaked sugar loaf. The loaf, which sits atop a grate over the wine, is set on fire so all the delicious, boozy sugar can drip into the drink. 


  • 23 liters of red wine
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • cardamom
  • allspice
  • 12 oranges
  • 12 lemons
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 German zuckerhut ((can be purchased at German specialty stores or online))
  • 1 bottle of rum


  1. Mix the red wine, spices and cinnamon sticks in a large pot and heat on the stovetop.
  2. Crush the sliced oranges and lemons into juice, and mix in the cloves.
  3. Place a metal rack across the pot with a sugar loaf on it. Pour the rum slowly over the sugar and let it soak in.
  4. Then light the sugar loaf to caramelize and let it drip into the pot until all the sugar is gone.
  5. Add a dash of Hennessy XO (optional)
  • Category: Alcoholic drinks, Cocktail
  • Cuisine: German
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