A warm, traditional Norwegian holiday beverage, this glogg drink is made with port wine, brandy, and spiced with cloves, figs, cinnamon, orange peels, and cardamom seeds, and served with raisins and an almond in each glass.
-By Christine (Salzer) Strommen
2 cups water
1 dozen cloves
1 cup sugar
2 figs, cut up
4 sticks cinnamon, broken up
1/2 orange peel, cut into small pieces
20 cardamom seeds
1/5 of port wine (25.6 oz)
1/10 of brandy (12.8 oz)
- Mix first 7 ingredients into a pot. Boil for 20 minutes. Cool for 3-4 hours. Reboil (keep covered). Let sit for 24 hours. Reboil once more. Cool and strain with cheesecloth.
- Mix 1/5 port wine and 1/10 brandy. Simmer and add spice mixture. Let cool, bottle, and let sit for 72 hours (at least).
- When serving, bring to just boiling (covered). To each glass, add seedless raisins to soak in Glögg with an almond, and add additional brandy to taste. Serve warm. Serves 8-10. Skål!