Homemade glögg

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: 2016

Homemade glögg

45 min, Makes 1 liter
Sugar free, Non-alcoholic

Glögg is most often based on wine, but we wanted to make a version anyone could drink so instead we decided to base ours on apple juice and make white glögg (glögg often comes in either red or white varieties). You can just as easily use our recipe and substitute the juice for red wine if you want to, or use redcurrant juice instead, which will give a nice bitterness to the drink.

Ingredients

1 liter of organic apple juice*
1 stick of cinnamon
10 cardamom seeds
1 tsp dried cloves
2 small orange peels
2 thin slices of fresh ginger

*Sugar- and additive-free

Steps

Pour the apple juice into a saucepan and bring to a boil.

While you wait for the juice to start boiling prepare your spices by putting the cardamom seeds and cloves into a tea strainer (so that you don't have to go fishing for them afterwards), slicing your ginger, and peeling two pieces off an orange.

Once the juice starts boiling turn the heat down and throw in all the spices. No need to be fancy here, so just toss them in. Add a cup of water to the glögg (so that you'll have a liter of glögg in the end since some of the juice will evaporate). Let everything simmer gently for 45min under a lid.

Remove the spices, pour into mugs and serve hot. Add raisins and almond slices for the classic touch, or just drink it au naturel like we do.

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