The holidays are here, and with that comes a time-honored family tradition for me: glögg! Glögg (pronounced like this), is a Scandinavian-style mulled wine with cardamom, cloves, orange, and a bunch of alcohol. For people in colder countries, it’s a winter classic that warms both your hands and your soul :-)
Here’s a quick recipe to make glögg. For best results, Do step 1 a few days ahead of go-time to let all the flavors blend.
- 5 dl vodka (about 2 cups), Swedish preferred ;-)
- ½ cup of brandy
- Cardamom seeds
- Orange rind
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 bottles of wine
Combine everything but the wine and let it rest for a few days. Add the vodka, 3 bottles of wine, and brandy. Bring to a low simmer for two minutes. Strain the mixture, discarding all spices. Pour into mugs, garnish with slivered almonds and raisins. Enjoy in front of a cozy fire with a good company.
Quick version: mix everything together immediately and allow to boil, strain and drink :)
When thinking about what wine to use, you want something fruity without too much tannin! Here are a few bottles we think would be great that we have: