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Glögg

The Swedish punch, Glögg, gets its kick from aquavit, a potent, potato-based liquor.

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This bracing Swedish punch gets its kick from aquavit, a potent, potato-based liquor. The wine must steep with the spices for at least 12 hours before drinking, so begin your glögg a day ahead.

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Serving

Ingredients

  • 3 whole cardamom pods
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger
  • 1 3x1-inch piece orange peel
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bottle medium-bodied, dry red wine
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole, blanched almonds
  • 1/4 cup aquavit, optional

Preparation

1. Place cardamom pods into a heavy plastic bag, and crush them lightly with a rolling pin. Put cardamom, cloves, ginger, orange peel, cinnamon stick and wine into a nonreactive pitcher. Stir, cover and set aside in a cool place overnight.

2. Strain wine into a 2-quart, nonreactive saucepan, and stir in sugar. Before serving, bring it to a simmer, and stir in almonds and aquavit. Serve hot.

See alsoSwedish Pancakes

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size SERVES 4
  • Calories 310
  • Carbohydrate Content 23 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 9 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 10 mg
  • Sugar Content 17 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g