“Glögg” is the Scandinavian term for Mulled Wine. In this post I give you one recipe that is for grown-ups only, and one alcohol-free version for kids (of any age)…enjoy!
This time of year is glögg season in my part of the world, and there are not many things that says Christmas is just around the corner like a steaming hot cup of it.
Unfortunately most store bought ones are sweetened until sticky, but luckily it is also super easy to make your own at home (and then you can control the sweetener and sweetness of it yourself)!
Either you sweeten the whole batch to your preference, or you can do as I do in the Red Wine Glögg recipe below; do not sweeten it at all, but instead serve it with the sweetener on the side so each one can season their cup to their own preference.
Traditionally glögg is served in rather small cups, and there should be sides of blanched almonds and raisins to put in your cup along with the glögg.
If you want a little something to snack on to it, gingerbread cookies are the (traditional) way to go.
(Note to self: I got to create a Paleo compliant gingerbread recipe for next year, so I can be able to give you the full experience!)
For non-alcoholic glögg, I think apple juice is just perfect. The spices goes so well with it, and it taste fantastic warm!
Glögg, with or without alcohol, is maybe the ultimate beverage to comfort you and get you warm again after a day of wintertime outdoor activities.
Do you get real winters where you live? If so, then you got to make some glögg prior to your next outdoors adventure so that you can just heat it up when you get back in. Or why not bring a thermos of it on your adventure?
Here is what to do: