Glögg syrup
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Glögg is the very epitome of Christmas. Traditional, warming and delicious.
Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: Swedish
Serves: 1 litre
  • Skin and pith from ¼ orange, scrubbed clean.
  • 20 cl sugar
  • 4 sticks of cinnamon
  • 25 cloves
  • 18 pods of green cardamom
  • 10 grams of fresh ginger
  1. Put all the ingredients in a pot.
  2. Pour in a litre of water.
  3. Cover with a lid.
  4. Bring to the boil and then turn down to a light simmer.
  5. Leave to simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Taste. If you want it a little stronger, leave the spices in while it cools. If it is just right, take them out now.
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