Our recipe for traditional Danish gløgg wine
Here's our recipe for how to make a traditional Danish Gløgg wine
When it's cold and dark outside, we make the most of it with our great recipe for Gløgg! This equivalent of mulled hot wine is a great winter warmer and is so easy to make! But you do need an hour or two to let it simmer along, so not one to make if you're in a rush (then you can just buy it from one of the many places in Copenhagen). So get cosy, get some friends round, and enjoy some homemade traditional gløgg!
This festive drink is always associated with Christmas, but you can drink it as soon as you like! Traditionally it is made as a winter warmer on a cold day, and we borrowed the drink from our Swedish neighbours, this mulled wine is now a Christmas favourite in Denmark.
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) that is children friendly that tastes just as good, so it's easy to enjoy this great taste without getting tipsy.
Recipe for Gløgg
How to Make it
This delicious recipe needs a couple of hours to really get going on low heat, so put your feet up and get ready to enjoy it after a while!
Add 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!
After a while of simmering nicely, use a sieve to take out the cinnamon sticks and cloves and spices, then add your raisins and almonds and serve warm!
The best gløgg you will taste in Denmark is at the bar at Copenhagen Downtown Hostel, so we look forward to you coming and giving it a try!! Glædelig Jul!