Cinnamon & Orange Glögg

There is nothing cozier than the warm tingle of spices wafting through the house around Christmas time. For most adults, the magic of Santa Claus may have faded, but the Christmas spirit is very much alive in the traditions we keep centered around family, food, and drinks. For me, the aroma of spicy ginger, sticky cinnamon and sweet cardamom reminds me of my European roots and the night markets flowing with steaming mulled wine.

One particular type is Glögg. Glögg is a Swedish variation of mulled wine best served hot and shared with some great company on a cold Christmas night. If you are looking for a new addition to your holiday traditions, try this recipe.

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Cinnamon & Orange Glögg

For me, the aroma of spicy ginger, sticky cinnamon and sweet cardamom reminds me of my European roots and the night markets flowing with steaming mulled wine. One particular type is Glögg. Glögg is a Swedish variation of mulled wine best served hot and shared with some great company on a cold Christmas night. If you are looking for a new addition to your holiday traditions, try this recipe.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Swedish
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 175kcal
Author Joss D

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle red wine
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. orange zest
  • 2 tbsp. raisins
  • 2 tbsp. blanched almonds (skin removed), chopped
  • 1 tbsp. cardamom seeds
  • 2 tbsp. ginger root
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 8 cloves
  • Orange slices, as a garnish
  • Star anise, as a garnish

Instructions

  • Combine the wine, sugar, orange zest, raisins, almonds, cardamom seeds, ginger root, cinnamon stick and cloves into a large pot. Bring to medium heat and let simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let it stand for a couple of minutes.
  • Strain to remove spices and garnish with orange slices and star anise. (You may also reserve the raisins and almonds and return them to the glögg.They can be eaten directly out of the glögg with a spoon.)
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon & Orange Glögg
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175
% Daily Value*
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 169mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Sugars 17g
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 8.1%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 3.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate.
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While hot cocoa is the drink of choice for the holidays, this Swedish Glögg is a great adult alternative. The notes of orange zest will brighten up even the darkest winter night. While it is simmering on your stovetop, the sweet and spicy bouquet will fill your home with warmth and transport you to a night under the fairy lights of a European Christmas market.

Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it is an instant crowd-pleaser. It makes a large batch of about six servings, but Glögg can easily be saved and reheated throughout the duration of your holiday celebrations. Glögg is highly versatile in the type of alcohol and spices used. While this particular recipe calls for wine, the Swedes are not afraid to replace it with aquavit or vodka. How would you change the recipe to fit your family's holiday traditions?

Looking for more holiday options? Try our Dill Salmon Mousse

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Joss is a home cook who enjoys cooking day in and day out for her family. Ever since she was a child, she had a passion for cooking and baking and knew it was the right path for her! She joins us on ‘In the Kitch’ to share with you some of her favorite recipes.

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