Norwegian Glogg, the Viking Drink
Glogg in Christmas Cups
One sip of this warm delicious drink, will instantly give you insight into how Scandinavian people cope will the long, cold nights in this winter wonderland.
Around the Christmas Holidays, I use festive Christmas mugs to serve this delicious aromatic drink from Scandinavia. The rich blend of spices, nuts, dried fruits and wine is guaranteed to warm you up and make you happy.
5 cups orange juice
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1-1/2 cups raisins
1/2 cup pitted prunes, chopped
12 dried apricots, chopped
15 whole cloves
5 cinnamon sticks (break into smaller pieces)
2 pieces fresh ginger, chopped
1/8 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 bottles (750 ml) red wine or
red grape juice)
Pour orange juice into a large pan. Place cloves and ginger in cheesecloth bags* and
add to the pan. Add raisins, prunes, cinnamon sticks and almonds. Bring mixture to a boil and let steep for 45 minutes. Add wine and heat. A crockpot is perfect to keep this Viking drink nice and hot. Ladle into mugs and serve.
Norsk (Norwegian) Glogg
I make the bags by cutting food grade cheesecloth into squares; fill them with the spice mix and tie each bag at the top with food-grade string or plain dental floss.
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