Instant Pot™ Glühwein, A Classic Holiday Recipe
Instant Pot™ Glühwein is a quick, easy holiday treat that’s sure to become a family favourite. Oranges, spices, and an optional shot of rum, flavour this Christmas market classic recipe. Best of all? It pressure cooks in under 20 minutes!
It just doesn’t feel like Christmas until you’ve had a glass of warm glühwein. The heady fragrance of citrus and spic, are classic holiday aromas that make most folks feel warm and fuzzy at this time of year.
If you don’t live around the corner from a Christmas market, this is one treat you’ll probably want to make at home. And, the good news is, it’s easy.
Pressure cooking the wine, along with the aromatics, ensures that it never comes to a boil — which is exactly what you want. It also draws out the pungency of the spices and orange, deeply flavouring the wine for that classic hit of rich spiciness.
This recipe is easy to scale up for a crowd and, using the Instant Pot™, you can leave it on the counter on the “Keep Warm” setting and allow guests to serve themselves right out of the pot. This option is also sure to perfume your house with a delicious and welcoming holiday fragrance!
About This Recipe
Instant Pot™ Glühwein is a very easy recipe. The only question to ask yourself is what sort of red wine to use! While there are no hard and fast rules, I can give you a few pointers.
Any wine that is bright, fruity and un-oaked would be appropriate. A fruit-forward wine will taste best. Wines from Southern France or Italy are terrific. Alternately, South African or California Pinotage, Merlot, and Shiraz are all good choices. Focus on flavour. And, whatever you do, do not prepare glühwein with a red you don’t enjoy drinking!
Most of all, I sincerely hope that you, and your friends and family, enjoy this Instant Pot™ Glühwein every bit as much as my family does. Bon appétit!