Glogg is drink often consumed around the holidays and Christmas time. This mulled wine recipe or Glögg is tasty and not very difficult to make. It’ll likely require a trip to the store to get the right ingredient but it will be worth it. Glögg (Glogg) is a Swedish drink for a cold winter evening. It is heated, spiced and sweetened wine, a bit like the German Glühwein. Enjoy.
Glogg is a traditional drink of the Swedish & Finnish Advent season – Advent being the six weeks leading up to the Birth of Christ on the 25th of December. Glogg is traditionally made with red wine, and each small glass has a few almonds and raisins in it as well as the drink. December in this region is a dark, wintry time, and this hot drink helps keep the spirits cheered.
Glogg’s origins are with mulled wine – wine heated with spices. Mulled wine was known to medieval Europeans and celebrated from at least 400AD. In the 1800s, a special mulled wine was popular in Europe known as “Glühwein”, which began to incorporate the special Glogg ingredients – raisins and almonds. Glogg also tends to have more sugar as well as a heavier alcohol content. Given the frigid winters seen in Scandanavia, this can be quite necessary!