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


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


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.


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