Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Another cold day deserves a warm, toasty beverage!
This Gloegg recipe (Swedish mulled wine) was shared with me by Lady Marion, passed on from a family friend...
1 bottle of ordinary red wine
1 dl (~1/2 cup) vodka (Absolut, for the truly Swedish!)
4 – 5 cinnamon sticks
Fresh ginger, ~2 inch piece, peeled
1 tsp cardamom seeds
1 piece dried pomegranate peel (or dried orange peels from ¼ orange)
2 – 3 dl. (1 – 1.5 cups) brown sugar, to taste
Crush the cardamom seeds and break the cinnamon into smaller pieces. Put all spices in a glass jar and pour the vodka over them. Let mixture stand over night or longer if possible – for days, ideally.
Sift away the spices. Mix the vodka with the red wine. Heat. Add brown sugar to taste, depending on how sour the wine is. Serve warm.
Optional: Offer guests raisins and peeled almonds to add to their cup of gloegg.