Glögg – Liquefied Swedish Christmas

Traditionally you're supposed to drink glögg from small ceramic mugs, but this time I'm using my new horse glasses instead

One of the most important Christmas traditions in Sweden is to drink glögg, the Swedish version of mulled wine. It’s made of red wine with Christmas-spices such as  cinnamon, cardamom and clove. Before drinking you usually heat it to boiling point and add raisins and almond slivers.
It’s very sweet and warming, and tastes like liquefied Christmas.

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6 Responses to Glögg – Liquefied Swedish Christmas

  1. Arantxa says:

    I really like the typical things that revolve around Christmas. In the village of my mother’s family there is also a typical drink of these dates, it is a coffee liqueur with sweet anise, sugar and cinnamon called “Resolí” and is of Arabic origin. The truth is I’m not a big fan of this drink, because I don´t like anise, but at Christmas I always take a little, so the magic and spirit of Christmas:)

    I love meeting the different customs of other countries, and I liked to know about “glögg”.

    A kiss!

  2. Abigail says:

    I just discovered this, but not in the way you’d expect! http://www.lushusa.com/shop/products/bath-shower/shower-gels/glogg – smells amazing. I think I would take it in either form :D

  3. Chiara says:

    In Germany they call it glühwein, which means the same as glögg i think.
    I love it, especially when i’ve been outside in the cold :)

  4. Cinz says:

    oh i love this drink, i used to drink it during xmas in DK:) Oh how i miss it!

    Do u have those x’mas cookies like Pebernødder and Brune Kager in Sweden? I always always go back and buy a big bag of them if i’m lucky enough to go back home that Christmas. Sadly, this year i’m staying put in Hong Kong:(

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

  5. Leia says:

    Though I don’t drink wine, this sounds delicious! I wonder if I could make a non-alcoholic version :)

  6. Katrina says:

    We are going to make glögg for the first time this year, I hope it turns out well!

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