Redwine Gløgg is a spicy mulled wine with origins from the German Glühwein. It is a very popular drink in the colder months, and in Denmark, it is one of our favourite things to enjoy during the festive month of December, and for most gatherings, people choose gløgg over coffee and tea.
When you drink it you get a warm fuzzy feeling which is always great when it is cold outside. Whether it has something to do with the redwine in one of our Gløggs, or just the hyggelige feeling I will leave it up to you to decide. I am sharing my favourite Gløgg recipes – the ‘Original’ one that contains redwine today , and in the next few days I’ll be sharing a non alcoholic – kid (and adult friendly) version.
1 bottle of red wine (I use vin de table), 1 organic orange – diced and deseeded, 2 cinammon sticks, 5 star anis, 10 cloves, 3 cardamom pods, 2 tbs brown sugar, 100 ml water, 100 g raisins, 100 g split almonds.
- Get the orange, sugar, water, and mix together in a large saucepan on medium heat, until the sugar has dissolved. Do not burn as that will spoil the flavour.
- Add the spices to the mix and leave to simmer on low heat for 10 mins.
- Leave to infuse for 30-45 mins, pour though a sive into a new large saucepan.
- Slowly pour in the wine and leave to simmer on low heat until hot. Do not allow to boil.
- Add the almonds and raisins and serve when the wine is piping hot.
- Enjoy!! And be careful – this drink is very hot!
Remember that I have recently published a hyggelig magazine dedicated to the Festive season – all about Danish HYGGE and how you can get into the swing of things at home, creating some much needed winter hygge – you can find the magazine here.