Glogg Cocktail Recipe

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Glogg Cocktail Recipe

Nordic countries have a tradition of drinking Glögg for Christmas. The flavor is similar to mulled wine, but it uses more alcohol than usual. This recipe from New York City’s Smörgas Chef by Morten Sohlberg is a slight adaptation of a time-honored holiday tradition and the perfect solution for warm punch at any holiday party. Just a few additions to an easier glögg recipe made this recipe more complicated, but compared to the original recipe, they do not create much extra work. Sohlberg uses the spices ginger, vanilla, and nutmeg to add a splash of spice to the warm drink. He also uses vodka and brandy or spiced rum to boost the red wine base, so it packs a pretty large punch. Spiced rum would be a good addition to the meal because it works well with the other spices. It makes a large batch, so it can be served to a group of people at a dining table.


Pouring wine into a decanter consists of filling the long neck of the glass vessel with wine, kind of like filling a flower vase with wine. These movements provide the wine with a “breathing” mechanism. They are often applied to red wines. Despite its name, there’s no need for a special decanter to enjoy this glögg. Pour the beverage into any pitcher with a lid that is able to handle a little heat. When serving glögg, allow it to cool slightly before pouring it into the serving glasses if you’re worried that the glasses might break. It is possible to find a wide variety of great dry red wines. As a general rule, Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Zinfandel are among the driest types of wine in the world, though you will find some, slightly sweeter wines, within those styles. However, don’t spend too much time looking for the “perfect” dry red wine! This punch is so jam-packed with action that it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between it and its predecessor.

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The strength of Glogg Cocktail Recipe is 7 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Glogg Cocktail Recipe is 249 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Glogg Cocktail Recipe is 6 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Burner
  • Large Pot


  • Old-fashioned Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • Brandy or Spiced rum 1 cup
  • Four cups of water
  • 10 pods of cardamom
  • Put 4 sticks of cinnamon
  • Pour 2 tablespoon orange peel strips
  • 1 1/2 inch of fresh ginger
  • 2 whole cloves properly peeled and slightly crushed
  • Pour vanilla extract 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • 750 milliliter bottle dry wine (red)
  • A cup of vodka
  • Packed brown sugar 2/3 cup (raisins)
  • Use almonds to garnish the cocktail

Steps to Make It

  • The ingredients should be collected.
  • To cook the brandy-infused honey, combine it with water, cardamom, cinnamon, orange peel, ginger, cloves, vanilla extract, and nutmeg in a large pot.
  • Stir the mixture and bring it to a rolling boil, then simmer it for 10 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the wine, vodka, and sugar.
  • When the sugar and alcohol have dissolved, remove from heat.
  • Glögg is made by straining out the cloves and orange peel and decanting it, leaving the other spices behind.
  • A fine mixture of almonds and raisons is best garnished in each glass.
  • It's time to serve and enjoy.

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