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How to make Scandinavian glögg mulled wine

 

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Scandinavian Glögg

Glögg is an essential part of Christmas all over Scandinavia. We make and drink this throughout December – especially for advent weekend visits and gatherings.

You can also find many different glogg recipes in our Christmas book Atelme Christmas.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Scandinavian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle red wine quality doesn’t matter
  • 1-2 sticks cinnamon
  • 5 g piece of dried root ginger
  • 5 g dried Seville orange peel or other dried bitter orange if you can’t get Seville
  • 7 green cardamom pods
  • 15-16 whole cloves
  • 80 gram (3oz) sugar
  • flaked almonds and raisins
  • splash of either vodka
  • aquavit, rum or cognac etc (optional)

Instructions

  • Pour the wine into a pan, add the rest of the ingredients (except almonds and raisins) and heat to around 80C/176F, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Don’t heat too high or the alcohol will start to evaporate.
  • Remove from the heat and leave to infuse for at least an hour.
  • Strain the mixture and return the mulled wine to the bottle – use a funnel to make life easier for yourself. This wine can be kept for a few weeks, no problem.
  • To serve, pour the wine into a saucepan and re-heat it.
  • Place a few flaked almonds and raisins in the bottom of your serving cups and pour the glögg over the mixture.

Notes

You can use this recipe from which to make your own – spice it up if you prefer, or even soak the raisins in brandy the night before and top with the hot wine for a warming kick. Aquavit works, too.

Bronte Aurell’s book Atelme Christmas is a great collection of Scandinavian Christmas favourites from all over Norway, Sweden and Denmark – you can get it here.

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