Glögg is a spiced, sugared and simmered (or “mulled”) red wine. In Sweden this is a beverage consumed almost exclusively during the Christmas season, usually with raisins and blanched almonds added. Glögg is preferably served in a special little mug with a handle.
1 bitter orange peel
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
3 cinnamon sticks
3 star anise
10 cardamom seeds
1dl (½ cup) water
1½dl (¾ cup) sugar
1dl (½ cup) dark rum
2 dl (1 cup) cognac
7½dl (3¼ cups) red wine
Heat spices and water to boiling point. Remove from heat and let steep overnight.
Strain and remove spices.
Combine the spiced liquid with the remaining ingredients and heat slowly. Do not allow to boil!
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