Week 29 - 52 weeks without the supermarket

  Swedish Glogg

Swedish Glogg

It's not Christmas, but this is a winter warmer guaranteed to take the edge off the chilly Melbourne weather. Traditionally, this is a hot, mulled wine enjoyed in Sweden, at Christmas. Pronounced more or less - "glerg". I learned this one winter in Tokyo, from a Swedish friend. The sugar and spices can be adjusted according to taste.

1 bottle red wine

1 cup port

1 cinnamon stick / 3 cloves / 2 cardamom pods slightly "bruised" / 1 small piece of fresh ginger

1/2 cup sugar

splash of Vodka (optional)

piece of orange peel

To serve:  whole almonds, raisins

Pour wine and port into a saucepan and add sugar, stir over low heat until dissolved. Add all spices and orange peel. Heat but do not boil. Leave to cool overnight.

To serve: Remove spices, add vodka and re heat. Do not boil. Serve with almonds and raisins.

Enjoy - guaranteed to warm !