Bath Christmas Market Gluhwein

18 Nov
Bath Christmas Market Gluhwein

Yes, it’s that time of year again when the promise of Christmas is just around the corner. Literally round the corner, as the Bath Christmas Market sheds are being erected a stones throw from our café.

Whether or not you are a fan of the annual shed-fest, you can’t help but enjoy the atmosphere & festive spirit and also shout a loud “Hurrah!” for the seasonal return of Gluhwein (also called Mulled Wine).

As always, we will be offering fresh home-made Gluhwein in the café which we make ourselves to a traditional Austrian recipe. Don’t be fooled by bought in pre-bottled imitations (sadly widespread at this time of year).

Want to make some? Heat a bottle of robust red wine with a halved orange studded with cloves and a whole cinnamon quill. Add a splash of fresh orange juice & granulated sugar to taste. Bring almost to the boil then lower the heat.

Add a shot of Brandy or a shot of Amaretto for an extra kick!

Top Tips for the Bath Christmas Market: 

Visit during the week if you can. Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays are the best days. I cannot begin to describe how hard it is to walk around the market at the weekend!

The ski chalet at the Abbey Hotel (just opposite us) has a brilliant atmosphere for a tipple in the evenings.

Come in to Cafe Retro for a Gluhwein- it’s the best!

We haven’t had a stall in the market for a few years but we have our delicious homemade soups & goulash and of course the mulled wine here in the cafe for you to enjoy.

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Posted by on November 18, 2015 in Day in the life, Recipes


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