This traditional Scandinavian spiced wine drink from Lotta Jansdotter's "Handmade Living" is perfect for holiday parties or cold-weather gatherings of any kind.


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  • In a nonreactive saucepan, mix together wine, port, 2 cups water, Cognac, orange zest, cardamom, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and ginger. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; immediately reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours and up to 24 hours.

  • Strain wine mixture and discard solids. Reheat wine mixture over low heat (do not boil) and stir in enough sugar to reach desired taste. Add 1 teaspoon raisins and 1 teaspoon almonds to each of 10 mugs; fill mugs with wine mixture and serve.

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75 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 37
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
After getting quite warm last night after having 2 of these, I decided to do the math on the strength of this drink. An approximate alcohol content for the glogg I made works out to be 16.5%. Heating the ingredients may cause a loss of alcohol, but there is also a reduction in volume (steam). This percentage also depends on the varying proofs for the ingredients used: 13.5% in wine, 19% in port, and 40% in brandy, (plus water).