Make Your Favourite Festive Drinks at Home!

Re-create your favourite Luxembourg holiday drinks at home this festive season!
05 December 2022

As much as we love heading to the Christmas markets at this time of year, sometimes there is nothing better than a cosy drink at home amongst candles and your favourite holiday movie. Whether you’re a glühwein lover or more of a mulled cider fan, we’re going to show you how to make your favourite traditional Luxembourg holiday drinks from home. 


Whether you call it glühwein or mulled wine – this festive drink symbolises everything we love about the Christmas season. Its warming notes of cinnamon and clove, with the subtle boozy hint that makes this drink a perfect winter warmer.

Recipe: KACHEN Magazine: Mulled Wine with Star Anise


Translating to “fire-tong punch” this traditional drink features a glühwein base with a rum soaked sugar cube that sits on metal tongs, which is then set alight. The idea is that the rum & sugar slowly drip into the glühwein. Often part of Christmas & New Years celebrations, this flaming drink celebrates the gathering of friends and family to create a sense of “Gemütlichkeit”, a German word that is used to demonstrate a sense of friendliness, celebration and warmth.

Mulled Cider

Typically sweet & aromatic, mulled cider is fragranced with citrus and heated with traditional festive spices like cinnamon & clove.

Recipe: Anne’s Kitchen – Mulled Cider

What are your favourite Luxembourg food & drink items at this time of year? Let us know below!