Introducing my favorite holiday drink, homemade glögg!
So what exactly is glögg?
Glögg is a traditional Nordic mulled wine, perfect for sipping on cold winter nights, for those of you who may not be familiar with it.
It’s an intensely warm, spiced lemonade mixed with wine and sometimes a splash of hard liquor.
Served with raisins and blanched almonds, it’s the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.
Using a blackberry cordial and adding as many spices as I could think of, I put my own spin on the recipe.
It’s a sweet, spicy, and hot drink that’s guaranteed to keep your body warming up on those cold winter nights.
It also makes a great gift for loved ones this holiday season because it’s super easy to make.
Blackberry Glögg w. Warm Spices
- 500 g frozen blackberries
- 200 g honey or sugar
- 750 ml water
- Zest from 1 organic orange
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 whole star anise
- 6 cardamom pots give them a crush before adding
- 1 vanilla bean sliced lengthwise
- 10 whole cloves
- 1 bottle red wine
- A generous splash of rum I used around 6 cl
- Blanched almonds
- Combine water, blackberries and honey in a pot with lid and turn into a boil, reduce heat and let it simmer for 10 min. Use a handheld immersion blender to pure the blackberries into the water. Pour everything though a sieve, use a spoon to squeeze all the liquid out of the berry pulp.
- Pour the blackberry lemonade back into the pot. Add all the spices and lemon zest and let it simmer under a lid for 20-30 min. Add the red wine and rum and gently heat the glögg without boiling it, or you will lose the alcohol. As soon as the glögg is warm enough, strain through a sieve, and either serve it straight away with blanched almond and raisins, or pour on sterilised bottles.