Swedish Glögg

Swedish Glögg

An easy and delicious recipe for classic Swedish mulled wine.  It will keep you warm and cozy all winter long.


1 orange

1 bottle dry red wine (nothing expensive but full-bodied)

⅓ cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 inch piece of ginger, sliced into thin rounds

10 whole cloves

10 cardamom pods, crushed (include both pods and seeds)

3 cinnamon sticks

½ cup aquavit, such as the Linie brand (rum, brandy or vodka will also work)

Golden raisins, blanched almonds and thin orange or clementine slices for serving


  1. Add all remaining ingredients to the saucepan and heat until mixture just comes to a simmer.  Cover and remove from heat. Let steep for two to four hours at room temperature. Strain into a clean container.  Mixture can be prepared up until this point up to a week ahead and stored in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  2. When you are ready to serve, return mixture to a saucepan.  Add aquavit and a handful of golden raisins. Heat but do not boil (boiling will remove the alcohol).  Serve immediately garnished with raisins, blanched almonds and orange or clementine slices.

Keywords: glögg, mulled wine, spiced wine, winter, warm beverages, hygge