Norway - nothing evokes Christmastime like a pot of glogg brewing on the stove. The traditional Scandinavian winter drink mixes wine and port with spices like clove, cardamom and cinnamon to make for a brew that smells divine and tastes even better.
Make glögg: as many variations (and spellings) as it does fans, but for our recipe, we went with a traditional Scandinavian glögg. Adapted from the Swedish word for “glowing,” glögg has a history that dates back to Century Sweden.
Glögg (Mulled and Spiced Wine) 10 small glasses 1 bottle of red wine 1 dl / ½ cup raw sugar tablespoons brown sugar 1 cinnamon stick 8 cardamom capsules 6 cloves 1 piece of orange or orange zest 1 piece of dried ginger sultanas almonds
Glögg is red wine that is spiced, sugared and simmered (or “mulled”) and drunk warm. In Sweden this is a beverage consumed almost exclusively during the Christmas season, usually with raisins and blanched almonds added. Photo by Helena Wahlman