Swedish-Style Glogg

Swedish-Style Glogg

Glögg is a type of infused wine that’s a traditional favorite in Sweden. It’s typically served around the Christmas holidays, but it’s perfect during any cooler season. If you love mulled wine, this adds a few more layers of flavor, and our version adds an extra kiss of orange.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Scandinavian


  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 2/3 cup 100 proof bourbon
  • 2/3 cup white rum
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 oranges
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 3 whole cardamom pods cracked
  • 1/2 inch ginger root thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dark raisins
  • 3 tablespoons almonds blanched & slivered


  • Add the wine to a large saucepan, cover and heat at a medium setting.
  • Stir in the bourbon and the rum, and heat it to be warm, but not bubbling or simmering.
  • Slice one of the oranges thinly, and discard any seeds you find. Set aside for now.
  • Juice the second orange, and set the liquid aside for now. Cut the zest from the orange in large strips.
  • In the cheesecloth, tie up two strips of orange zest, the cinnamon sticks, cloves, ginger and cardamom pods. Add to the pot.
  • As it heats up, stir in the sugar until fully dissolved, again without actually boiling the liquid.
  • When the sugar has dissolved, quickly pour in the orange juice, and cover. Let it heat for about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the stove, and let the mixture steep for an hour or two.
  • When you’re ready, strain out the spices, and reheat gently at a low medium setting, using the sliced orange as garnish.
  • Serve with a sprinkling of raisins and almonds in each mug.


Note: You’ll need some cheesecloth for the spices. When it comes to the wine, port works well, and you don’t need an expensive bottle when there are so many other flavors in the mix.
Keyword Oranges
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