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Glögg Recipe from Scandinavia

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (6 Reviews)


Gløgg Around the Clock tonight
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Glögg is hot, spiced wine, perfect for cold winter evenings. Just follow this easy Glogg recipe to make your own great-tasting spiced wine. Variations are optional and add great personalized taste to your own "Glögg"!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 0.5 Liter inexpensive brandy or vodka
  • 10 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick (broken down)
  • 1/2 orange peel (dried or fresh)
  • 1/2 lbs sugar (regular or lumps)
  • Optional additions: 5 cloves, 1/2 cup raisins, 1/2 cup almonds, 5 dried figs


Heat the wine and brandy spices, fruit, and nuts in a pot (and any optional additions you might like.)

Be careful not to boil the mixture; just let it simmer for about 45 minutes.

Then, strain through a cloth to remove all additions.

Serve your Glogg hot over lumped sugar (or with regular granulated sugar).

Optional: You can also serve the Glogg with raisons or almonds. If you'd like the drink to be stronger, use more brandy.

This Glogg recipe makes approx 1.5 Liter (close to 1/2 gallon).

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 5 out of 5
mouth party, Member dianebrooksdzb

i had this wonderful drink/experience at my bother in law's 'grutherford's' log home in cook's forest in PA.~ beautiful in ALL respects. good company, GREAT drinks, unbelievable srroundings= lovely time. plan on making it for the first time this year and enjoy! thanks george and brenda<3

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