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I lived in Denmark for a few years and one of the best drinks I had while living there was Gløgg. If you want to know how Gløgg is pronounced, go here; then try to say it three times really fast.

Gløgg is a warm holiday drink that not only warms the body but is very tasty too. If you are having a gathering this holiday season, prepare this and your guests will love it. In fact, even if you aren't having a gathering, prepare it; you'll be glad you did. Enjoy!

Step 1: Gather everything you will need

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First gather everything that you will need to make this.
  • Crock pot or any other pot you can use to simmer the Gløgg
  • Cheesecloth
  • Whole cloves (one tablespoon)
  • Port wine (about a cup)
  • A bottle of red wine
  • An orange, you will use the peel for zest
  • Raw almonds (blanched or whole) (about a cup)
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Golden raisins (about a cup)
  • White sugar
The wine and port do not have to be of the highest quality because they will be mixed in with everything else.
Lorddrake7 years ago
can't wait to make a batch .. this sounds so tasty
Solskinner (author)  Lorddrake7 years ago
Make a batch and post a pic, I would love to see it.
Falcongirl7 years ago
Thank you for posting this! My family is from Norway and I grew up with this for the holidays. Honey can be substituted for the sugar and gives the glogg a more rich flavour. I use dirt cheap red wine, aka 2-buck-chuck, and can confirm it works just fine. One year, we did a 'Boone's Farm' (for those of you not in the US: An incredibly cheap apple wine that is flavoured and comes in every flavour/colour of the rainbow) "rainbow" of glogg. It was interesting, with the light wines resulting in a much less robust glogg. My only tip: no matter what kind of hurry you're in, don't put it on 'high' or bring it to a boil. The alcohol will boil off, the clove oil will permeate your drink, and your guests will wind up with numb lips and tongues and no buzz to show for it.
Solskinner (author)  Falcongirl7 years ago
I never thought about using honey but it sounds like a nice substitute. I will have to try it.

Good to know that the Two Buck Chuck can be used too. I agree with your tip, NEVER BOIL!
I may have missed the instruction, but are you supposed to drink the almonds and raisins at the bottom of the glass? Or avoid them?

Solskinner (author)  fluffydragon7 years ago
Eat them! I actually like to go a little heavy on them because they are really delicious.
mikeasaurus7 years ago
A seasonal favourite, nice photos too!
Solskinner (author)  mikeasaurus7 years ago
Thanks Mikeasaurus! This is one of my favorites!