Glogg (Swedish Mulled Wine)
Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: Swedish
Serves: 4
Glogg is powerful stuff. A Scandinavian drink that warms the soul on cold winter nights, it's perfect this holiday season!
  • 1 750ml bottle dry red wine
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • ½ cup brandy
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup dark raisins
  • ¼ cup raw almonds, blanched (almonds with no skins)*
  • 1 entire orange peel
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ¼ teaspoon whole cloves
  • 5 cardamon pods
  1. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, combine all of the ingredients. (Do not use an aluminum or copper pot since the metal can impart a metallic taste while the alcohol is warming).
  2. Allow to warm until small bubbles form along the edges. (Make sure the mixture does not boil. Boiling will decrease the alcohol content).
  3. Carefully strain the solids from the liquid (I like to fish-out the raisins and almonds and nibble on them later).
  4. Serve warm and enjoy!
* To blanch the almonds bring a small pot of water to a boil. Place the raw almonds into the water and boil for 1 minute. Pour into a colander and rinse well under cold water. Blot the almonds with a paper towel and then gently squeeze the almonds out of their papery skins.
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