Glögg (x 2)

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“Glögg” is the Scandinavian term for Mulled Wine. In this post I give you one recipe that is for grown-ups only, and one alcohol-free version for kids (of any age)…enjoy!

This time of year is glögg season in my part of the world, and there’s not many things that says Christmas is just around the corner like a steaming hot cup of it.
Unfortunately most store bought ones are sweetened until sticky, but luckily it’s also easy to make at home (and then you can control the sweetness yourself).

Do you get real winters where you live? Then a cup of glögg is the ultimate drink to get you warm after a day out in the cold ;)
Here’s what to do:

Red Wine Glögg

Ingredients:
(Serves 4-6)

• 1 bottle of Red Wine.
• 2 Clementines, peeled and cut in half across the wedges.
• 2 Cinnamon sticks.
• 1 tsp Cloves.
• 1 tsp Cardamom seeds.
• 2 pieces of dried Ginger.

How To:

Put everything in a pot, over heat.

Right before it starts to simmer, remove the pot from the heat and cover with a lid.

Remove the clementines after 1-1.5 hours, then let stand for another 1.5-2 hours for a total of about 3 hours.

Pour the wine through a strainer into a jug, then bottle it.

Done…now all you have to do is to reheat it before drinking (again, don’t let it start to boil).
Serve the glögg with blanched almonds and raisins (to put in the cup), and some honey and/or coconut palm sugar on the side so that you and your guests can sweeten to each and every ones own preference.

Apple Glögg (Alcohol Free)

Ingredients:
(Serves 4-6)

• 1 quart (1 liter) of pure Apple juice.
• 1 Vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped.
• 2 Cinnamon sticks.
• 1 tsp Cloves.
• 1 tsp Cardamom seeds.
• 2 pieces of dried Ginger.

How To:

Put everything in a pot, over heat.

Right before it starts to simmer, remove the pot from the heat and cover with a lid.

Let stand for about 3 hours.

Pour the juice through a strainer into a jug, then bottle it.

Done…now all you have to do is to reheat it before drinking.
Serve the glögg hot with blanched almonds and raisins (to put in the cup).

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13 thoughts on “Glögg (x 2)

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  2. FREAKING BRILLIANCE…I ESPECIALLY condone your ideas for serving so everyone can choose their own “sweet factor”…Authentic with the blanched almonds & raisins too…Loving this one and pinning for multiple “tries” this Holiday season…Farmor will definitely approve!…

    P.S. SUPERB “GIFTING” IDEA FOR THE MASSES!!

    • Thank you Donna!

      Happy to hear you liked it…don’t be afraid to experiment on your own during your tries. This recipe gives you a classic, traditional, basic red wine glögg…but there are endless possibilities of variations to be made…add star anise, blueberries, lingonberries or whatever you think will be awesome! :)
      I’m sure Farmor will appreciate it (and if she thinks it’s to weak it could always be spiked topreference on the side too… ;)

      I hope you’ll have plenty of memorable glögg moments this christmas!

      Take care // Peter

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  9. The apple version is delicious! I took this to an early Christmas dinner and it went down very well. I’m considering making a version with (hard) cloudy cider. The smell in the kitchen after making it was wonderful too.

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