We thought we’d share our recipe for a delicious Hygge version of Glogg. It’s the perfect drink to sip in winter if you’re having any outdoor celebrations sitting by your cosy Kadai firebowl.
All you need (for about 10 people) is
Large orange studded with cloves (about 8)
A large wine glass of Aquavit (flavoured spirit from Scandinavia) if you can’t get it use brandy, port or rum
2 bottles of red wine (the better the wine the better the Glogg.)
Zest of half a lemon
2 cinnamon sticks
½ teaspoon cardamom pods
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
100g slivered almonds
Small piece crystalised ginger
Place the cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, orange with cloves, crystalized ginger, lemon and sugar in the aquavit (port, brandy or rum) and red wine for all the flavours to mix preferably overnight or for at least 1-2 hours before serving. Then gently heat the liquid on the stove but do not allow it to boil. Run the wine through a sieve into a serving jug to remove the spices, and then add the raisins and almonds to the wine.
Serve warm in mugs or glasses, with a spoon in each to scoop up the nuts and fruit. Enjoy!