"Nordic Elixir: Crafting the Swedish Glögg ❄️🍷"

"Nordic Elixir: Crafting the Swedish Glögg ❄️🍷"

About the Drink:

Swedish Glögg is a cherished Nordic tradition, a spiced and mulled wine that envelops winter gatherings in a warm and aromatic embrace. This exquisite elixir marries red wine with a symphony of spices and dried fruits, creating a rich and flavorful experience. Served warm and garnished with orange slices and cinnamon sticks, it's a Nordic masterpiece that demands the use of an array of cocktail equipment for a perfect infusion.

Nordic Tradition:

Deeply rooted in Nordic heritage, Swedish Glögg is a festive beacon during winter celebrations. The amalgamation of aromatic spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom, harmonized with red wine, crafts a beverage that not only warms the body but also fills the air with the essence of the season.

Ingredients (Serves 4):

  • 1 bottle (750ml) red wine
  • 150ml brandy
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • 10 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds, slivered.

Cocktail Equipment:

  • Large pot
  • Ladle
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Mixing spoon
  • Muddler
  • Jigger
  • Glass mugs


  1. In a large pot, combine red wine, brandy, sugar, orange zest, orange juice, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and crushed cardamom pods.
  2. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring with a mixing spoon until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Simmer for at least 30 minutes (do not boil).
  4. Strain the Glögg through a fine mesh strainer to remove spices.
  5. Garnish each serving with a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick.

Crafting Swedish Glögg with an arsenal of cocktail equipment enhances the experience—a tribute to Nordic warmth, tradition, and the joy of festive gatherings. This winter elixir is more than a drink; it's an invitation to savor the comforting embrace of Nordic hospitality. ❄️🍷