🇩🇰 Denmark: Gløgg

This warm Danish brew is the quintessential drink for cold winter nights. Make sure to set aside plenty of time for it to properly soak—and plenty of time for you to enjoy a cup.

(c) Matthew D’Agostino

“Nothing brings people together like a warm glass of homemade ‘gløgg’. In Denmark, Christmas is the perfect time for hygge and with dark and cold winters, spiced mulled wine – gløgg – is definitely a favourite of mine. Now, in times of change and with people having to spend more time outdoors, a drink to keep you warm is very welcomed. Danes often enjoy the warm drink together with æbleskiver.”


🇩🇰 Denmark: Gløgg

Servings 6 Cups
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Soaking Time 12 hrs


  • 1 Bottle Red Wine
  • 1 Cup Raisins
  • 1 Orange Cut in wedges
  • 1 Tbsp Cardamom
  • 0.5 Cups Almonds Blanched and Chopped
  • 0.5 Cups Dark Rum
  • 0.5 Cups Port Wine
  • 10 Pieces Cloves
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • Brown Sugar


Day 1

  • Pour the red wine into a pan and bring it to a boil.
  • Add cinnamon sticks, cardamom seeds, cloves, and orange peel. Save the rest of the orange.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, add the rum and port wine, and let the mulled wine soak until the next day.

Day 2

  • Soak the raisins and almonds in port wine and rum, and let them soak for approximately 1 hour.
  • Cut the orange into slices and put them in the mulled wine.
  • Heat the mulled wine through and season with brown sugar.
  • Remove spices and add sliced almonds and raisins. Serve the mulled wine warm.

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