Authentic Swedish spiced wine. The recipe is from Great-Aunt Freda, brought from Sweden in the early 1900's.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil with cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and orange zest; stir in sugar until dissolved. Remove from heat, and allow to steep overnight.

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  • Place the raisins and almonds into a large saucepan. Strain the sugar water into the raisins, then pour in Muscatel, port, and brandy. Place over medium-high heat, and cook until hot but not simmering. Serve warm in a mug with some fruit and almonds in each cup.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 26.1g; fat 3.7g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 10.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2008
This recipe is right on except I don't add any water and zest the entire orange. I also found out that most people don't like any almonds in their cup! They do like a few raisins! Merry Christmas!!!! Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2008
This recipe is right on except I don't add any water and zest the entire orange. I also found out that most people don't like any almonds in their cup! They do like a few raisins! Merry Christmas!!!! Read More
(68)
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2012
We made this for a Christmas treat. It was an instant hit with "yumms" "oh wow!" and smiles all around. This will be a treasured part of our family holiday celebration from now on. I grew up on bottled "Glogg" but there is no comparison. This is lighter and sweeter with wonderful balance in the spices. I followed the recipe exactly the first time. After we quickly consumed the first batch I tried to "wing" it and added too much brandy. The original recipe is just right. Thank you for adding the recipe and helping to start a new holiday tradition in our family! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2014
wonderful! I served this on Christmas day. Yummy. I forgot to make the syrup a day ahead of time and it was still delicious. Just as an FYI it's pronounced "gloog" in swedish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2014
We had this for a party door opener drink! Just didn't add the raisins and almonds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2020
I make this every year for Christmas and we love it! I make some tweaks to fit my taste (sweet!) like using Moscato white wine and only 1/2 cup brandy but it’s a versatile recipe. Perfect to walk in the cold and look at Christmas lights with! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2016
I've made this a dozen times now and clearly love it. it has become a mainstay in our home at the holidays. It's an inexpensive delicious drink to have at holiday cocktail parties and each time I've served it I have requests for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2018
I served this for a Christmas party with my girlfriends and it was a big hit! It's delicious and warms your entire body as it goes down. The spices are so nummy. This Scandi is going to be serving it every Christmas! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2020
What the heck is muscatel? No matter. After a little research, I substituted Beaujolais for it and it comes out perfectly. Just like being in Scandinavia at Christmas.? Read More