How to Make Traditional Gløgg Wine

How to Make Traditional Gløgg Wine

09 Dec 2017 Copenhagen News

Make Traditional Danish Mulled wine with our recipe for Gløgg!



When it’s cold outside - we drink gløgg! Find out how to make our traditional Danish mulled wine for a cosy time in Copenhagen! Check out our recipe here.


Traditionally made as a winter warmer and borrowed from our Swedish neighbours, this mulled wine has become a Christmas favourite for Danes. There are a variety of ways to make it, and you can make it more like the Germans with snaps or British with brandy, or French with cognac. You can also make a grape version (without the wine and port) for kids! 


How to Make Traditional Glogg Wine



Recipe for Gløgg


If you’ve got a sweet tooth then add some more raisins and sugar to the recipe to give it more sweetness. Don’t overdo it on the cloves! 


1 bottle of wine 


1 cup of white port wine


1 or 2 sticks of cinnamon


6-8 cloves


1 tablespoon or cardamom pods


5 pieces of crystalised ginger


half a cup of brown sugar


1 cup of raisins


some almond slices



How to Make Traditional Glogg Wine


Method to Make:


This takes at least an hour for the flavours to meld, so put it on an hour or two before you want to drink it. 


Put your spices in the pot along with the ginger and sugar, then add the port and wine. You have to keep it on low heat as it’s not supposed to boil! 


Use a sieve to take out the spices, then add your raisins and almonds and serve warm! 


Taste our great homemade glogg at Copenhagen Downtown bar! Glædelig Jul!


How to Make Traditional Glogg Wine