Where to Buy A Feuerzangenbowle Set – Feuerzangenbowle Recipe Too
Nothing says Gemütlichkeit like a flaming drink…. The German Feuerzangenbowle Set (literally, Fire Tongs Punch brings friends together. This traditional, German mulled wine (Glühwein), has a flaming cone of sugar over it, slowly dripping the caramelized sugar into the warm wine for extra flavor. I absolutely fell hard for this drink while visiting the Christmas Markets in Germany last year. Every time I saw a stand, I HAD to stop and sample another flaming mug. (Can you blame me?)
But, Where to Buy a Feuerzangenbowle set in the USA?
While you can make this a regular cooking pot, but you need to set a rack over it to hold the sugar cone (Zuckerhut). If you really want flair, make it in a giant cauldron like they do at the German Christmas Markets!
But, realistically, it’s best to have a real German Feuerzangenbowle set... designed to serve this Feuerzangenbowle Recipe.
(Although… a giant Cauldron could be useful for other things as well….)
Then celebrate the Christmas season, or ring in the New Year with this extra special drink.
At the Munich Christmas Market
German Feuerzangenbowle Recipe
In order for the Rum to burn with a pretty flame, it should be a high proof… at least 54% alcohol. Traditionally, Austrian Stroh Rum is used. Most rum in the United States is bottled at 80 to 100 proof, or 40 to 50% alcohol by volume (you won’t get the flame). Look for rums bottled at 125 to 160 proof. (Bacardi 151 can be found fairly easily…)
Where to Buy A Feuerzangenbowle Set
A Feuerzangenbowle set generally has a container to hold the Gluhwein, and a rack to hold the burning sugar cone. If you already have a fireproof punch bowl, all you really need is the sugar cone rack. Although, it is nice to have a set that has a candle or warming element underneath to keep the wine warm.
For days when you want hot wine and rum, but not all the fuss of making a big pot… you can make individual mugs of Feuerzangenbowle! Either with a mug that HAS it’s own rack for a mini sugar cone… or a rack that goes over an existing mug.
Don’t forget the Glühwein! These “Tea Bags” make them perfect for One…
To see a Feuerzangenbowle in action… watch this video