Glogg Recipe - Enjoy a Glass of Swedish
Mulled Wine All Year Round

Mulled wine is a popular, traditional drink enjoyed throughout Europe. And this Swedish glogg recipe is Scandinavia's version. Super easy-to-make, in just minutes you could be enjoying a delicious glass of mulled wine or cider any time of the year not just at Christmas. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

Note: Traditionally this would be made with white cardamom pods which are basically the green pods that have been dyed. If you have these, use them; if not, just use green as I tend to do.

Ingredients: (makes about 6 tablespoons)

15 white cardamom pods (green otherwise)
3 inch piece cinnamon
1 tbsp juniper seeds
1 tbsp fennel seeds
2 tsp allspices berries
1 tsp whole cloves

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Combine all the ingredients together and store in an airtight jar out of sunlight

That's it! Super simple. (See below for how to use)

Now you've made the spice blend, why not try the Swedish traditional wine?

Recipe For Mulled Wine

Note: I suggest 2 tablespoons of the mix per bottle of wine. The recipe above makes 6 tablespoons which is enough for 3 bottles of wine. If you need more, just double or treble the amount of ingredients used.


1 bottle red wine (750ml)
2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
¼ cup raisins
Zest of 1 orange
Chopped fruit (apple. orange, pear etc)
2 tbsp glogg spices (see glogg recipe above)
Optional vodka (as much or as little as you like)


  • Add the glogg spices to a square of cheesecloth and tie the corners together. Bash the parcel to crack the pods to help release the flavours
  • Add the wine to a saucepan and over a medium heat slowly bring to just boiling
  • Reduce the heat until it's simmering then add the orange, ginger, fruit, glogg parcel and the vodka if using
  • Simmer for about 20 minutes
  • Turn off the heat and let the flavours infuse for another 15-20 minutes
  • Reheat and then use a slotted spoon or pour through a strainer to remove the fruit and spices. I often drink it with the fruit still in

Serve and enjoy!

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