Swedish Christmas Glogg Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Swedish Christmas Glogg Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Swedish Christmas Glogg

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"Glogg is warm served during the Christmas holidays in Sweden and other Scandinavian countries, as it is sweet, spicy, and warming. This is the adult version of the drink, so don't serve it to the kids! Garnish drinks with raisins and slivered almonds. Serve warm with gingerbread cookies."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Gently simmer the red wine, port wine, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and orange peel in a large pot set over medium-low heat. Stir in the sugar, rum, and brandy. Continue simmering 5 minutes more, stirring to completely dissolve the sugar, and the mixture is steaming but not boiling.
  2. Mix the raisins and almonds together in a bowl.
  3. To serve, ladle into coffee cups or Swedish-style small glass or ceramic mugs. Garnish each cup with a spoonful of the raisin and almond mixture.
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Jan 02, 2009

I agree, add cardamon seed 1T. This is the greatest drink in the world on a cold, snowy night! The house will smell AMAZING!!!!! Put away the air freshener, put on a great holiday movie and snuggle into a big easy chair with your fluffiest jammies, slippers and blanket when you have a huge, warm cup of this stuff! Did I paint enough of a tempting pic for you? Good, now go make some, and tell the kids to eat the cookies you baked and stop bothering you for a glass of what you're having :-D LOL

Sep 07, 2008

With the addition of cardamom this is the exact recipe Mom & I made year in and out. Great memories now with every sip.


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Nov 28, 2011

This recipe, along with the addition of cardemom, is almost identical to the one my great aunt made every Christmas. It was her Swedish mother's recipe and made the house smell so good!! (She even had a special white enamel pot for it!) Hint: tie the cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and cardemom in cheesecloth. Remove before serving and you won't get them into the cups.

Jan 03, 2011

I made this recipe for a Christmas party and it was quite good. I would comment that I followed the directions to a tee and it was overpowering with the wine and spices used. In the attempt to thin down the mix I squeezed two clementines into it and added 1L of seltzer water.

Dec 23, 2011

My grandmother make this every christmas along with many other swedish dishes and this was always my favorite i tried this one to make at home i personally perferr her recipie but shes been making it longer than me and its a family recipie

Jan 19, 2013

I remember this from growing up with a Swedish grandfather! Many happy Christmas memories! Tack sa mychat!!

Feb 17, 2015

Yum. Made with a sweet/dry wine so left out port. Added the Cardamon as suggested. Made the rest of the recipe as is. Oh so good. Just the thing during a snow storm to warm us up.

Dec 27, 2014

This is a delicious recipe as is. I actually prefer to use red table wine in place of the port because port + all of that sugar is just too sweet for me. In fact, I typically use red table wine and only 1/4 cup of sugar. I also prefer not to add the brandy. It is SUPER strong with just the wine and the rum. Depending on who I serve it to, I would leave the rum as is for those who like stronger drinks, but when my parents come over, I reduce the rum a bit. The smell of this drink is amazing. It's perfect for Christmas evening!!!


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