Glögg Cocktail

Base Spirit: Brandy / Cognac, Rum, Vodka

Type: Classics, Hot, Punches

Served: Hot/Warm

Preparation: Cooked/Heated

Strength: Strong

Difficulty: Complicated

Flavor Profile: Fruity/Citrus-forward, Spicy

About the Glögg Cocktail

This warming Scandinavian tipple is just what you need during chilly winter months.

Ingredients in the Glögg Cocktail

  • 32 oz Water
  • 8 oz Brandy or spiced rum
  • Peel from 1 large orange, cut into large strips
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 half-inch piece Fresh ginger, peeled and crushed slightly with the back of a spoon
  • 2 tbsp Whole cloves
  • 10 Cardamom pods
  • .5 tsp Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 4 sticks Cinnamon
  • 1 (750-mL) bottle Dry red wine
  • 8 oz Vodka
  • .66 cup Dark brown sugar

Garnish: Raisins and sliced blanched almonds

Glass: Mug

How to make the Glögg Cocktail

Add the water, brandy, orange peel, vanilla extract, ginger and spices a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for one minute, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Strain out the cloves and orange peel and decant into a serving vessel, leaving behind as much of the other spices as possible. Serve in mugs garnished with raisins and sliced blanched almonds.

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