For most Germans, the best way to get into Christmas spirit is to enjoy a hot mug mulled wine! Here is an easy and delicious recipe for mulled wine:
1 bottle dry red wine
1 sliced organic orange
2 cinnamon sticks
3 star anis
2-3 EL tbs honey
Optional: some capsules of cardamom and one vanilla pod
Heat up all the ingredients until the mulled wine nearly boils. You can either keep it warm for 15 minutes to develop the aromas (if you plan to enjoy the mulled wine straight away) or you let the finished mulled wine steep for a few hours before serving. Enjoy!