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Life can seem pretty tough in these grey January days, so why not add a bit of spirit to your weekend and rustle up a glass or two of hot Glögg?

Glögg is a Scandinavian spiced wine that has been around since the 17th century and is derived from the German term “gluhwein”. Recipes vary widely but, in general, Glögg is made with red wine, cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, sugar and fruit rind.

Perfect for cold winter evenings and particularly popular in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, Glögg is extremely easy to make. Indeed, from preparing your first ingredient to pouring out your first glass there’s just 50 minutes to wait!


  • A bottle of red wine
  • Half a litre of cheap brandy or vodka
  • 10 cardamom pods
  • A cinnamon stick broken up
  • The peel of an orange
  • 225g of sugar
  • Optional: five cloves, half a cup of almonds, half a cup of raisins, five dried figs


Put all of the ingredients in a pan and heat it up gently, letting it simmer for around 45 minutes before straining it through a cloth. Serve your Glögg with sugar lumps.

To discover the wonderful countries famed for this tempting tipple, take a look at our website.

24. January 2014 by Emma Smith

Categories: Sweet Treats & Recipes

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