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Glogg
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Glogg is a traditional warm Scandinavian cocktail that conjures up cozy images of winter and the festive holiday season. It is a mulled wine concoction steeped in rich flavors from ... more Glogg is a traditional warm Scandinavian cocktail that conjures up cozy images of winter and the festive holiday season. It is a mulled wine concoction steeped in rich flavors from aromatic spices such as ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom, sweetened with a generous amount of sugar. Blended with red wine, the spices impart a deeply comforting and inviting scent, creating a beverage that is both sweet and spicy, with subtle heat from the ginger and a complex bouquet from the combination of spices. Typically served in a pint glass, Glogg is the quintessential drink for cold evenings and holiday gatherings, offering a heartwarming sip that encapsulates the spirit of winter celebrations.
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Pint glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Glogg is a quintessential winter warmer, perfectly marrying the boldness of red wine with a symphony of spices like cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom, each sip offers a comforting embrace ideal for chilly nights. The addition of ginger adds a gentle heat, which, along with the richness of the sugar, balances the spice, creating a harmonious and festive drink that truly captures the essence of the holiday season.

Method
How to make a Glogg

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the red wine, sugar, ginger, cinnamon stick, cloves and cardamom into a suitable large saucepan and heat slowly until the flavours have all infused
Do not let the mixture boil
Ladle into quirky Christmas mugs or latte glasses, garnish with orange peel and serve

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of Glogg?

Glogg is a traditional Nordic drink served during the winter holiday season, particularly around Christmas. It originated in Scandinavia and is known for its warming properties. The drink's history dates back hundreds of years, and it has been a festive staple, evolving with various regional variations throughout the Nordic countries.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly heat Glogg without evaporating the alcohol?

To properly heat Glogg and retain its alcohol content, gently warm the mixture over low heat without allowing it to boil. Boiling can cause the alcohol to evaporate. Instead, aim to heat it until it's hot to the touch but not simmering, typically to a temperature of about 60-70°C (140-158°F).

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve Glogg?

Glogg is best served hot in a small mug or a sturdy glass that can handle heat, such as a pint glass as suggested. Optionally, you can also offer guests additional spices or orange peel on the side for added flavor. It's traditional to serve it with a spoon for those who wish to eat the rehydrated spices and fruits from the drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use white wine instead of red wine for making Glogg?

While traditional Glogg is made with red wine, using white wine is an acceptable variation known as 'White Glogg' or 'Glögg Blanc'. The spice mix might need adjustment to complement the lighter wine, often incorporating lighter spices like vanilla or lighter citrus notes.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with Glogg?

Glogg pairs well with traditional holiday and winter foods. Think rich, hearty foods like stews, meats (especially pork and venison), and winter vegetables. It also goes beautifully with holiday sweets and baked goods, such as gingerbread cookies, cinnamon rolls, or fruitcake, enhancing the warm, spiced flavors of the season.

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