Glogg (Spiced Wine)

The perfect late evening warm-up for a cold, holiday winter evening.

Use a deep, fruity red wine such as a syrah or merlot, and for the port, opt for a ruby.

Serves: 8 Save

Ingredients (9)

  • 3 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 3/4 cup port
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Peel from 2 oranges
  • 2 cinnamon stick
  • 10 fresh cardamom pods, cracked slightly
  • 1 cup brandy, aquavit, vodka or cognac
  • 8 tablespoon raisins
  • 8 tablespoon slivered or whole blanched almonds


  1. Warm wine and port with sugar in a pot over medium heat. Tie orange peel and spices in a cheesecloth bag and add to wine. Simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Add brandy and simmer 5 minutes longer. Remove spices.
  3. Place 1 tablespoon each of raisins and almonds in mugs and add hot wine.

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