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The Glögg Cocktail

Glug-glug-glug down this Glögg

Now that daylight savings has ended, it's darker outside...


Colder, even.



So why not make the best of it?!


Warm up with a hot drink... like Glögg! 


Glögg From Aquavit
​By Chef Marcus Jernmark

Serves 4

Ingredients:
2 cups dry red wine
½ cup golden raisins, additional for serving 
12 cardamom pods
5 dried figs, sliced
12 cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
3 star anise
1 orange, zest and juice
½ heaping cup sugar
½ cup vodka
¼ cup bourbon 
blanched almonds, for serving 
pepparkakor (ginger snaps), for serving
 
Directions:
Place red wine, golden raisins, orange zest and juice, cardamom pods, figs, cloves, cinnamon sticks and star anise in a large pot; bring to a simmer, stirring from time to time. Remove from heat, add sugar and stir until fully dissolved. 
 
Heat vodka and bourbon; add to red wine mixture, stir and strain.
 
For serving: place a small handful of raisins in each glass, pour glögg evenly between the glasses, and serve with blanched almonds, raisins and pepparkakor (ginger snaps) on the side.

Happy Glögging!


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