Christmas Hygge with Glögg
The winters in Scandinavia are long and dark, so the people there are naturally experts in creating cozy settings inside their homes with candles, mulled wine (Glögg) and other delicacies…
It is tradition to invite friends over for a cup of Glögg and some pepparkakor (Ginger Thin cookies). This is called “Glöggmingel”.
Do you want to try to make your own Glögg? It is easy! Here is a basic recipe (but I encourage you to experiment to find your own personal favourite):
1 bottle of red wine (low quality is fine)
1-2 sticks of cinnamon
around 15 cloves
some orange peel
5 cardamom pods
1 dl sugar (or more or less depending on your taste)
1 dl vodka (amount also up to you;-)
Heat all the ingredients but do not boil. Serve with flaked almond and raisins.
P:S: If you don’t like vodka you can use rum or cognac instead.