Mulled wine, or as we say in Sweden Glögg

There is many names for this mulled wine, spiced wine, Glühwein… The story about Glühwein goes back to the 15th century. And in Sweden we have proof that they drank glögg 1609. And in December it’s a must to drink some glögg. Glögg is the Swedish name for it. Here is one way to do it!


  • 1 bottle of dry red wine
  • 1,5 dl Sugar (0,6 cup)
  • 1 dl Raisins (0,4 cup)
  • 1,5 bitter orange peel
  • 0,5 teaspoon cardamom seeds
  • 1 piece of dried ginger
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1,5 dl vodka (0,6 cup)


  1. Get a clean jar with a good tight lid.
  2. Add cloves, cinnamon, dried ginger, raisins, cardamon seeds and bitter orange peel. Pour over the vodka, and make sure everything is covered. Close the lid and leave for 3 to 5 days.  shake it every day.
  3. Strain it over a cooking pot. And add the wine and half of the sugar. Let it simmer not boil until all the sugar is dissolved. Try it and add more sugar if needed.
  4. When it’s done drink it or keep it in a closed bottle in the fridge.
  5.  Serve with peeled almonds and raisins in little cups. 

Recipe and photo Malin Nordblom, Fab Foodie Swede

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2 reaktioner till “Mulled wine, or as we say in Sweden Glögg

  1. We drank a good deal of glögg when we visited Östersund and Ottsjö. When we arrived at the homes of our friends, they usually offered us some straight away to warm up from the cold outside.

Hej, tack för att du läste! /Malin