GLOGG---(Spiced Wine) This traditional Swedish Christmas punch—spiked with red wine, port, and vodka—is not for the faint of heart.The Swedish word for mulled wine, Glögg, comes from the verb ‘to heat up’.
The term glödgat vin, literally ‘heated wine’, first appeared in Sweden in 1609. By that time, many European countries had stopped drinking spiced wine, but the tradition has survived in some places, including Sweden.
In the 1890s mulled wine became a Swedish Christmas Tradition
and spread more and more widely. Any self-respecting wine merchant
had their own blend which they sold in bottles with an imaginative label
SERVES 8 – 10
1 1/2 cups red wine
1 1/2 cups port
1 1/2 cups vodka
6 pods green cardamom
1 orange peel
1–2 sticks cinnamon
Blanched almonds, sliced
1. Combine wine, port, and vodka in a small nonreactive pot. Add cardamom, cloves, orange peel,
and cinnamon and gently warm (do not allow to boil) over low heat. Allow glögg to steep for 20 minutes
(the longer the better).
2. To serve, place a few pieces of almonds and a few raisins in a heatproof glass or cup and ladle in glögg.