Libation Lab: Glögg (Its What Jesus Would Drink)

That is, if Jesus were Swedish, a polytheist penis-pole worshipping pagan, or Chris Hemsworth.

An example of Glögg. Not my picture, but close to what I make and drink. Click image for source.

Glögg is a traditional Swedish holiday beverage. If there is one thing that Swedes love more than midsummer, Kräftskiva or pretty much the month of August, its Jul. To wish every one a God Jul make this delicious and simple drink!

Glögg

  • 1 bottle red wine (I like using a Merlot or Sangiovese)
  • Handful of raisins.
  • Handful of almonds
  • Some orange slices
  • 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 clove

Warm it all up on low heat. I like just letting it sit all day long, big ole pot of it. The smell is amazing and really gets you in the mood for the holiday! It is typically drunk in a mug with a spoonful of the raisin-almond mixture in your cup. They make a scrumptious treat when you reach the bottom of your cup!

This drink always bring me back to Sweden, where my father-in-law would make me hike through the snow for indeterminate lengths and periods of time early in the morning. He always 1 or 2 big thermos’ of Glögg with him and we need to stop often to be quiet and listen for moose, so we might as well take a few drinks. I love Sweden in the winter time and maybe if you have never been, my recipe for Glögg will make you want to go!

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