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Naomi Olsen-Zelman's heritage Gløgg

Naomi Olsen-Zelman's heritage Gløgg

Naomi’s father moved to America from Norway when he was 12 years old. Growing up, Norwegian traditions were very important to her family around the holidays. One of those traditions was making gløgg. It’s a spiked Norwegian mulled wine, and her bestemor (grandmother) would make it every Christmas. This drink reminds her of the holidays and the people she loves. It’s warming, delicious, and cozy. Best enjoyed before your Holiday meal with loved ones.

Ingredients

For the starter:
1 cup aquavit
½ cup sugar
½ cup raisins
5 whole Spicewalla black cardamom pods
5 whole Spicewalla cloves
5 whole Spicewalla cinnamon stick
1 thumb sized knob of fresh ginger

For the Gløgg:
Your starter
1 bottle red wine
Toasted almonds

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Preparation

For the starter:

  1. Combine the sugar, raisins, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon sticks, peeled ginger, and aquavit in a medium sized pot.
  2. Heat the mixture uncovered on low heat for 5 – 10 minutes, stirring to dissolve the sugar. DO NOT allow the mixture to boil. 
  3. Remove the mixture from the stove and transfer it to a bowl.
  4. Cover the mixture and allow it to sit for at least 24 hours (the longer the better).
  5. After at least 24 hours, uncover and strain the mixture to remove the raisins, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger.

For the Gløgg:

  1. Combine your starter with one bottle of red wine in a medium sized pot.
  2. Heat the mixture on medium heat for about 10 minutes. DO NOT allow the mixture to boil.
  3. Once the mixture is hot, take the gløgg off the heat, or turn the heat to low if you are not serving it all at once.
  4. To serve, ladle into mugs and sprinkle some toasted almonds into the mugs.
  5. Enjoy!

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