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How to make Swedish Glogg – Glögg. A mulled wine drink recipe for cold winters & Christmas (Jul)

Glögg is a classic drink recipe on how to make homemade mulled wine for cold winters and Christmas celebrations.

The Swedish Glögg is a hot mulled wine drink. The delicious mulled wine recipe includes red wine, spices and either brandy or vodka. Both types of alcohol gives it the warmth….perfect for cold winter evenings. It’s a terrific mulled wine drink because you can personalized to taste as your own “Glögg” with either spices or alcohol. It’s best to serve the mulled wine drink either warm or hot and in a clear glass mug! We enjoy scooping out the almonds and raisins from the glass mug and eating them too.

In Denmark, it is popular to have the Christmas (Jul) mulled wine drink (gløgg in Danish) with family Christmas (Jul) gatherings. Also, after we do some Christmas shopping on Strøget, we usually go to D’Angleterre Hotel for the delicious hot Jul mulled wine (gløgg) drink and æbleskive. We hope you and enjoy this Swedish Glogg mulled wine recipe for your holiday celebrations as we have over the years.

How to make Swedish Glogg Ingredients:
• 1 bottle of red wine (nonalcoholic version use cranberry juice)
•0.5 Liter brandy or vodka
•10 cardamom pods
•1 cinnamon stick (broken down)
•1/2 orange peel (dried or fresh)
•a couple pieces of crystallized ginger
•5 cloves
•1/2 a cup of sugar
•1/2 cup raisins
•1/2 cup chopped almonds

Heat the wine, sugar and spices. Be careful not to boil the mixture; just let it simmer for about 45 minutes. We recommend that you make the glogg in a large stockpot with a lid.

Then, strain the spices from the spiced wine. Simmer the spiced wine. Add raisins, chopped almonds, brandy or vodka (for the warmth) and any other spices you might like.

This Swedish Christmas glogg recipe makes approx 1.5 Liter (close to 1/2 gallon). We suggest to serve the Swedish glogg into a clear glass or clear mug. Some folks like to have the almonds and raisins in their glogg. So, you’ll need to scoop the almonds and raisins from the bottom of the mulled wine. (We like to have a lot of raisins and almonds in our glogg! ) If you have any leftover glogg, you can reheat it for another evening!

Nordic ways to spell mulled wine:
glögg – Sweden and Iceland
gløgg – Norway and Denmark
glögi – Finland
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Karen Grete and Heidi

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*how to make our easy Danish cucumber salad (Agurkesalat) recipe
*how to make Danish Christmas Klejner
*how to make Danish sugar browned potatoes (brunede kartofler)
*how to make Danish red cabbage (rødkaal)
These Danish recipes are perfect for the holiday season. Please let us know what you think! Glædelig Jul and Merry Christmas♥ !

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