Swedish Glogg


Authentic Swedish spiced wine. This Swedish glogg recipe is from Great Aunt Freda, brought from Sweden in the early 1900s.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 20 mins


  • 2 cups water

  • 12 cardamom seeds

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 12 whole cloves

  • ½ orange, zested

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 1 cup blanched almonds

  • 4 cups Muscatel wine, or orange Muscat

  • 4 cups port wine (or Burgundy)

  • 2 cups brandy


  1. Bring water to a boil in a pot with cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and orange zest; stir in sugar until dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to steep 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Place raisins and almonds into a large saucepan. Strain sugar water into raisins, then pour in Muscatel, port, and brandy. Place over medium-high heat and cook until hot but not simmering.

  3. Serve warm in a mug with some fruit and almonds in each cup.

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