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12/20/2013
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It’s 5-O’Clock Somewhere: Glögg

As your holiday preparations come to a close this weekend, we’re whipping up… >

It’s 5-O’Clock Somewhere: Glögg

As your holiday preparations come to a close this weekend, we’re whipping up our most festive Friday cocktail yet: glögg. This universally cherished mulled wine has about as many variations (and spellings) as it does fans, but for our recipe, we went with a traditional Scandinavian glögg. Adapted from the Swedish word for “glowing,” glögg has a history that dates back to 16th Century Sweden—where King Gustav I Vasa even had an official glögg-maker on his royal court. Nowadays, a mug full of this spiced concoction warms hands and hearts aplenty with notes of orange, almond and a bold brandy finish.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

1 bottle red wine
1 bottle port
1 cup brandy
2 cinnamon sticks
8 cardamom pods
3 star anise
10 whole cloves
1 small orange cut into thin slices
1/2 cup of raisins
1/2 cup blanched almonds
1 small piece of ginger cut in half
3/4 cup turbinado sugar

HOW TO MAKE IT…

Combine the wine, brandy, cinnamon, anise, cardamom pods, cloves, orange slices, raisins, almonds and ginger. Warm over low heat; be sure not to boil. Stir in the sugar until dissolved. Cover and let mull over very low heat for one hour. Strain the spices from the mixture and serve warm.