Ich gehe nach Wien! (I’m heading to Vienna!)
This will be my first trip to Austria, and I couldn’t be more excited to explore this beautiful city for a couple days.
A traditional winter cocktail in Austria is gluhwein. You’ll find it at winter markets to warm you up from the inside out. (It’s basically our mulled wine, but with a cooler name. 🤷🏼♀️)
1 bottles red wine
2 cups hot water
2 lemons, juiced
2 cinnamon sticks
1 T cloves
Combine ingredients in a saucepan and warm to nearly a boil. Allow to simmer and cool. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise, etc. and an orange peel. (For a single serving, I combined three parts red wine with one part very hot water and a squeeze of lemon.)
This drink was decidedly the most difficult of my #30000ftcocktails to date. Here’s a super short version of the shit that went down here:::: I decided to make this cocktail yesterday, but didn’t see any sort of shop with glassware the whole day. So I collected my garnishes last night at the various bars I visited by sweet talking here and there, and then convinced my sweet AirBnB host to give me one of his coffee cups. Then, flying out of Paris Orly, I was told there weren’t stores inside the terminal ... so I had to buy my wine outside of the terminal, then purchase a new travel pack of small bottles, and then throw out my dry shampoo (the horror!!!) and mouthwash so I could carry on the 100mL bottles. There’s so much more to the story, but it was definitely a comedy of errors and tested my French speaking skills.
Sorry I wasn’t able to get a view of the Alps in the picture!! 🏔
#wanderingboozehound #susiedrinkseurope #susiedrinksvienna #milehighcocktailclub #milehighcocktails #vienna #gluhwein #mulledwine
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