Glögg (Spiced Wine)
Glogg is the Scandinavian version of spiced (mulled) wine.
Spiced wine is served in a punch bowl and is often kept warm with a teapot warmer or canned heat.
It is served in small heatproof cups.
It is most usually made during the Holidays but anytime in winter it is welcome.
If desired, it can be bottled in jars and kept in the fridge to age. Fresh or aged, this is a wonderful traditional beverage.
I hope you try it and enjoy!
The photo to the left is the Julmarknad, the Christmas Market in Stockholm, Sweden.
- 1 bottle
- pinot noir or red burgundy (good but not expensive quality)
- 3/4 c
- 3/4 c
- aquavit or vodka
- 1 1/4 c
- coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 2 medium
- oranges, one peeled thinly and sliced, one for garnish
- 4 medium
- cardamom pods crushed
- 4 stick
- 2 large
- star anise or 4 medium
- 10 tsp
- whole cloves
- 10 tsp
- blanched almonds
- vanilla bean split
- fresh ginger peeled (one inch long)
- large bay leaf
- 1 c
- dried cherries (optional)
- dried apricots cut in quarters (optional)
- 4 slice
- dried pear (optional)
- dried figs, halved
- 1 medium
- lemon for peel
Add the fruit, spices and nuts to a stainless pot or enameled dutch oven.
Spices may be put in cheese cloth and into the alcohol mixture instead of floating free.
Add the wine and other alcohol.
Simmer on the lowest heat, covered, for about 30 minutes.
Remove from the heat and allow the flavors to steep and marry.
Garnish the cups with a cinnamon stick, thin orange peel and half moon slice of a fresh orange. Garnish the heatproof punch bowl with freshly cut fruit and spices.
Warm the wine, add to cups and serve.
Any fruits can be used for Glogg. The ones, I recommended are a mixture of traditional and my own favorites.
Note: Although heated, this wine still has a lot of alcohol in it and is not intended for minors.
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The photo shows commercially made Gluhwein available at many liquor stores in the U.S. and abroad.
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