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 4% DV; carbohydrates 26.1g 9% DV; fat 3.7g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 10.7mg. Full Nutrition

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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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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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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
02/15/2016
So good! It's a tradition in my household to make glogg every year and this is my go to recipe. After making it a couple times as written I made two tweaks solely based on my own taste (doubled the steeped spices and halved the brandy). A must have on a cold December night! 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