Mulled wine the Swedish way (glögg)
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The proportions are suggestions aimed to get the traditional, sweet and rich flavour: feel free to start with less and work out how much sweetness and spice you like. If you want a stronger glögg, add a glugg of brandy, vodka or Christmas snaps to the pan. If you want it sweeter, add more syrup, sugar or a handful of raisins.
Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: Swedish
Serves: 10
  • 1 bottle of red wine. Use something good, I  like a dry Shiraz, for example. (If you chose something rough, add extra sugar.)
  • 0.5 l glögg syrup.
  1. Pour the wine into a pot and heat gently.
  2. Add syrup to taste.
  3. Let the glögg heat up, but not to the point of boiling. If you want a more alcoholic version, add 10 cl of brandy or vodka.
Recipe by Edinburgh Foody at