Glögg – a Sweet Holiday Season Drink

Mulled wine and plum tarts

Finally we got some snow to lighten up our dark days. The temperature fell below zero (Celsius) and we actually got a real snowstorm. Just right timing, as now is the beginning of the holiday season.

My holiday season starts on November 25, when I invite some friends to our home to enjoy some Christmas pastries, ginger bread and glögg, a sweet, spicy and hot holiday season drink. For adults I add some port wine to intensify the fruity taste of it but the kids love it just the way it is.

Here is a glögg recipe to spice your Holiday season:

4 dl water
1 dl sugar
1 dl black current juice
1-2 cinnamon sticks
10 whole cloves
1 tsp. whole cardamom seeds
a small piece of ginger

for adults, some port wine

  1. cook water, sugar and spices for 10-15 minutes
  2. remove spices and add black currant juice and port wine
  3. reheat the glögg but do not boil it anymore
  4. put some raisins and almonds on the bottom of cups and pour hot glögg on top of them

Glögg warms you up and comforts in the winter nights and is especially good after sauna.

I wish you a sweet start for a Holiday season.

– Kati

Photo: Laura


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