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Glögg - Mulled Red Wine!


1 cup dark brown sugar

½ - 1 cup brandy, to taste

1 whole orange with peel - thinly sliced

½ tsp ground ginger

½ tsp ground cardamom

8 whole cloves,

2 cinnamon sticks

¼ - ½ cup Port, Sherry or Greek Mavrodaphne wine, to taste

2 - 3 bottles red wine, to taste

Preparation Method

In a large pot, over low heat, melt sugar in brandy. Add orange slices, ginger, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon sticks and bring to boil. Lower heat and add the Mavrodaphne wine and 1 bottle of red wine. Mix carefully and let simmer for 2 - 3 minutes. Do not boil!

Remove pot from stove and keep the wine mixture overnight at room temperature.

The following day, add 1 - 2 bottles of red wine (to taste) and heat thoroughly.

Remove pot from stove, strain and pour warm mulled wine into mugs or glass tea cups or into a pot to hold warm. If not using immediately, pour into sterilized bottles, allow to cool and then seal with a cork or other cap.

Serve with raisins, whole almonds and gingerbread cookies.

Yield: Enough for 18 - 20 persons!


  • For a non-alcoholic version, make the recipe with Apple Juice and just adjust the sugar and seasoning to your liking.

  • Always use good quality red wine . . . . it will make all the difference!

  • This year I added some fresh ginger to the mixture for an extra kick and those who have already tasted it . . . .really liked it! So, play around with the seasoning and adjust to your liking.

  • Always store in a cool place.

  • Should you have any left overs . . . . . use it in sauces or for sweets . . . such as poached pears!

©KaritasM – November 2016

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