Why is glogg called glogg?

Why is glogg called glogg?

Why is glögg called glögg?

Sweet, warm, and spicy, glögg (pronounced “glue-gh”) is Sweden’s seasonal gift to chilly souls around the globe. Often enjoyed as a Christmas holiday drink, glögg means “glowing ember” and this mulled wine carries the classic connotations and merry musings of its Old Norse origins.

What is the Swedish drink glögg?

mulled wine
Glögg is the Swedish version of mulled wine, but it is not quite the same as mulled wine in other countries as different spices are used and almonds and raisins are always placed in the bottom of the glass before the glögg is added.

What is the difference between glögg and Gluhwein?

The alcohol-infused dried fruits and nuts are meant to be eaten which is why glögg is served with a spoon. Glühwein, on the other hand, is a similar drink enjoyed in German-speaking countries with a few differences. Like Glögg, Glühwein is traditionally consumed warm and is produced with similar Christmas spices.

How long is glögg good for?

To store, pour strained glogg into the bottles, recap, and keep upright in a cool dark place for up to 1 year. Refrigerate the steeped raisins and almonds in a covered bowl or jar for up to 1 year. To serve, pour glogg into a saucepan and warm over low-medium heat until hot but not simmering, about 5 minutes.

Can you drink glögg cold?

Serve glögg hot or cold Although glögg is primarily served during the Christmas party season, spicy drinks served hot or cold and mixed with other beverages are enjoyable all year round and thus prolong the glögg season significantly.

Can you buy glögg?

You can find a wide selection of both traditional warm glöggs as well as sparkling glöggs (served cold) from our store.

What do Swedes drink at Christmas?

Glögg is a spiced, sugared and simmered (or ‘mulled’) red wine. In Sweden this is a beverage that people consume almost exclusively during the Christmas season, usually with raisins and blanched almonds added. Glögg is preferably served in a special little mug with a handle.

How strong is glögg?

According to Geijer, the benefits of drinking glögg in this liqueur form are twofold: The spices are more prominent when there’s no wine flavor to cover them up, and, at 20 percent ABV, the liqueur packs a bigger punch than a traditional mulled wine.

Is Vintersaga the same as glögg?

The VINTERSAGA mulled fruit drink creates a kid friendly version of glögg, and tastes a lot like blackcurrent. For more ‘adult’ parties, brandy or vodka added to the VINTERSAGA mulled fruit drink tastes great. And keeps the party lively. Traditional Swedish glögg is usually served with raisins and blanched almonds.