Glögg

Steeped in Swedish tradition, this spicy fruit drink gets its punch from red wine, brandy and vodka.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

10
whole cloves
7
cardamom pods, crushed
2
sticks cinnamon
1
piece (about 1/2 inch) gingerroot, if desired
2
cups water
10
whole blanched almonds, cut lengthwise in half
1 3/4
cups raisins
1
cup pitted large prune
1
orange, cut into fourths
2
bottles (750 ml each) dry red wine
1 3/4
cups brandy
1 1/3
cups vodka
1/3
cup sugar

  • 1 Tie cloves, cardamom pods and seeds, cinnamon and gingerroot in cheesecloth bag. Heat spice bag, water, almonds, raisins, prunes and orange to boiling in 4-quart Dutch oven; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 45 minutes.
  • 2 Remove spice bag, prunes and orange. (Reserve prunes for eating if desired.) Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and heat over medium heat until mixture begins to bubble. Ladle almond half and a few raisins into each cup before filling with hot glögg.

Expert Tips

This winter warmer is also known as Christmas wine or julglogg.

Use Burgundy or any medium-bodied dry red wine for this festive punch.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
155
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
5 mg
5 %;
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
13 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.