Glogg is warm served during the Christmas holidays in Sweden and other Scandinavian countries, as it is sweet, spicy, and warming. This is the adult version of the drink, so don't serve it to the kids! Garnish drinks with raisins and slivered almonds. Serve warm with gingerbread cookies.

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Recipe Summary

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

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Gently simmer the red wine, port wine, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and orange peel in a large pot set over medium-low heat. Stir in the sugar, rum, and brandy. Continue simmering 5 minutes more, stirring to completely dissolve the sugar, and the mixture is steaming but not boiling.

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  • Mix the raisins and almonds together in a bowl.

  • To serve, ladle into coffee cups or Swedish-style small glass or ceramic mugs. Garnish each cup with a spoonful of the raisin and almond mixture.

Nutrition Facts

305 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 28.5g 10% DV; fat 4.9g 7% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2009
I agree, add cardamon seed 1T. This is the greatest drink in the world on a cold, snowy night! The house will smell AMAZING!!!!! Put away the air freshener, put on a great holiday movie and snuggle into a big easy chair with your fluffiest jammies, slippers and blanket when you have a huge, warm cup of this stuff! Did I paint enough of a tempting pic for you? Good, now go make some, and tell the kids to eat the cookies you baked and stop bothering you for a glass of what you're having :-D LOL Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2009
I agree, add cardamon seed 1T. This is the greatest drink in the world on a cold, snowy night! The house will smell AMAZING!!!!! Put away the air freshener, put on a great holiday movie and snuggle into a big easy chair with your fluffiest jammies, slippers and blanket when you have a huge, warm cup of this stuff! Did I paint enough of a tempting pic for you? Good, now go make some, and tell the kids to eat the cookies you baked and stop bothering you for a glass of what you're having :-D LOL Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2008
With the addition of cardamom this is the exact recipe Mom & I made year in and out. Great memories now with every sip. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2011
This recipe along with the addition of cardemom is almost identical to the one my great aunt made every Christmas. It was her Swedish mother's recipe and made the house smell so good!! (She even had a special white enamel pot for it!) Hint: tie the cinnamon sticks whole cloves and cardemom in cheesecloth. Remove before serving and you won't get them into the cups. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
I made this recipe for a Christmas party and it was quite good. I would comment that I followed the directions to a tee and it was overpowering with the wine and spices used. In the attempt to thin down the mix I squeezed two clementines into it and added 1L of seltzer water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2011
My grandmother make this every christmas along with many other swedish dishes and this was always my favorite i tried this one to make at home i personally perferr her recipie but shes been making it longer than me and its a family recipie Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2013
I remember this from growing up with a Swedish grandfather! Many happy Christmas memories! Tack sa mychat!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2015
Yum. Made with a sweet/dry wine so left out port. Added the Cardamon as suggested. Made the rest of the recipe as is. Oh so good. Just the thing during a snow storm to warm us up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2014
This is a delicious recipe as is. I actually prefer to use red table wine in place of the port because port all of that sugar is just too sweet for me. In fact I typically use red table wine and only 1/4 cup of sugar. I also prefer not to add the brandy. It is SUPER strong with just the wine and the rum. Depending on who I serve it to I would leave the rum as is for those who like stronger drinks but when my parents come over I reduce the rum a bit. The smell of this drink is amazing. It's perfect for Christmas evening!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2018
I made this last year at Thanksgiving and a few years ago at Christmas. pretty much the same except for I used a half a cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of white sugar and I use about a cup of Brandy??. it came out great! Read More
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