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 red wine in one of our Gløgg’s, or just the hyggelige feeling I will leave it up to you to decide. I am sharing my 2 favourite Gløgg recipes – the ‘Original’ one that contains red wine, and a non-alcoholic – kid (and adult friendly) version. Delicious!!
1 bottle of red wine (I use Vin de table)
1 organic orange – diced and deseeded.
2 cinnamon sticks
3 cardamom pods
2 tbs brown sugar
150 ml water
100 g raisins
100 g split almonds
Get the orange, sugar, water, and mix together in a large saucepan over 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 through a sieve 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!
And remember to watch this space as I will share a non-alcoholic Apple Gløgg recipe tomorrow.