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Forget mulled wine - Swedish glögg is the perfect hot drink for the winter


A highlight in the run-up to Christmas are the hot drinks: mulled wine, Feuerzangenbowle, Lumumba. Sweden also has a delicious, spicy drink to offer: the Glögg.

A highlight in the run-up to Christmas are the hot drinks: mulled wine, Feuerzangenbowle, Lumumba.

Sweden also has a delicious, spicy drink to offer: the Glögg.

Have you ever heard of Glögg or tried it at a Christmas market *?

The sweet and tangy

hot drink Glögg


Sweden's seasonal mulled wine variant


Glögg is often enjoyed as a Christmas drink and means "glowing embers".

This punch promises a good mood in a steaming cup and delights with spicy aromas, spices and warm wine.

Since the trip to Sweden is difficult and most of the Christmas markets are canceled, we will show you how you

can easily make


Swedish glögg yourself at home


Also read:

Mulled wine with a difference: Ring in the pre-Christmas season with this cocktail.

Recipe for Glögg: You need these ingredients for the Swedish mulled wine variant

Many European countries have their own delicious versions of mulled wine.

The Swedish version causes a


with a generous

dash of bourbon or vodka

and the additional aromas of



Unusual and different from German mulled wine: blanched, chopped



raisins are

added to

every cup of traditional Glögg


  • 1 bottle of red wine

  • 350 ml bourbon or vodka (optional)

  • 65 g of sugar

  • 2 tbsp grated orange peel

  • 2 tablespoons of raisins plus 1 teaspoon for serving

  • 1 tbsp cardamom pods

  • 2 tbsp ginger (fresh root, sliced)

  • 1 stick of cinnamon

  • 8 cloves

  • 2 tbsp almonds (blanched and chopped)

  • Orange slices for garnish

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Recipe for Swedish Glögg: How to make the mulled wine variant

  • In

    a large saucepan

    , add

    wine, bourbon or vodka

    (if you are using it),

    sugar, orange peel, raisins, cardamom, a slice of ginger, cinnamon stick, and cloves


  • Heat everything to

    77 ° C

    (check the temperature with a thermometer!) And let it simmer for two minutes.

  • Take the pot off the stove and let the glögg steep for

    an hour


  • Pour the glögg through a sieve into another vessel to remove the

    fruit and spices


  • Then



    the punch, do not boil it!

  • To serve, put the glögg in cups or tea glasses, add a few




    and garnish with a

    slice of orange


  • The practical thing about Glögg: You can

    prepare it, then cool it down and let it stand

    - or even store it in the refrigerator for a long time.

    When you want to serve it, simply

    warm it up


    on the stove


    If you want to try an alcohol-free variant: replace red wine and bourbon / vodka with

    grape and apple juice


    Glögg is the perfect

    hot drink for Christmas

    or even before in Advent.

    You can use it to warm up quickly when it's cold and wet outside.

    Skål (“cheers” in Swedish)!

    (mad) * is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.

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    Source: merkur

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