Mulled wine – glögg

As days are getting longer here
Inviting by mý fireplace
With music that will please my ear
The spicy wine my chill will chase
My favorite recipe for glögg (Swedish mulled wine) is as follows
1 bottle of red wine,
cheap but with some body – I prefer Spanish
10 cl vodka (or white rum for variation)
10 g whole cinnamon (=4-5 pieces)
1 1/2 g cloves (about 20)
A small piece dried ginger
2 g seed of cardemom
(if you take pods increase slightly)
A piece of dried bitter orange-peel (pomerans)

3 dl white sugar (I usually take a little less)
1 tsp vanilla-sugar
raisin and almonds to serve
Crush the seed of cardemom in a mortar, break the cinnamon sticks. Put the spices in a jar and add the liqour. Let stand over night and the filter through for instance a coffee filter. Add the liqour to the wine and add sugar and vanilla-sugar. Heat it carefully and serve in small cups with raisins and almonds.

I usually make a bigger batch of spicy liquor and then mix the glögg right before serving.
Picture from wikimedia commons.
October 28, 2012

25 responses to “Mulled wine – glögg

  1. I was introduced to Glogg at the Christmas fairs in Frankfurt and I still love it now on a cold and wintry evening over Christmas – standing with a bag of hot chestnuts as well 🙂

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  3. Wow! Whay yumness! May I post your recipe on my blog – while giving you full credit for it. I would post a link back to your site here. This sounds wonderful. 🙂

  4. Oh, my gosh. My uncle makes glogg but I only had a small taste once as a kid. I thought it was awful. Haha. I’ll keep your recipe handy for when I get brave enough to try making some myself.

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