GLÖGG – Swedish Glühwein Recipe

December has arrived, which means Christmas Market season has started – and the temperatures are finally cold enough to enjoy a wonderful “Glühwein”. This recipe for the Swedish Glühwein called “Glögg” should help you to survive any cold evening. The secret for good “Glühwein” is to only use real red wine and a handful of lovely smelling Christmas spices. I guess, it is no coincidence that “Glögg” almost sounds like the German word “Glück” – meaning happiness.

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Ingredients (2 persons)

  • Red wine (500 ml)
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Pinch of cardamon
  • 3 gloves



Heat the red wine in a pot. Add the brown sugar and stir well with a spoon until fully dissolved. Fill a teabag with the cinnamon sticks, 3 gloves and a pinch of cardamon and add it to the wine. Let it steep for at least 30 minutes – the longer, the better for the spices to fully unfold their flavor and the more aromatic the wine will taste. Swedish Glögg is usually served with raisins and almonds. Add both into a glass and fill with the warm Glühwein.

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