Family Friendly Swedish Glogg

Move over Hot Apple Cider and Hot Cocoa, Glogg is our new favorite warm wintery drink.

A couple of years ago, my whole family visited Sweden over the Holidays.  My Grandpa was Swedish and still had a lot of family there, so we went to meet them and visit that gorgeous country. Sweden is all I had hoped for and more.  Those short cold wintery days involved quite a bit of Glogg, which is a delicious mulled wine and vodka drink that is infused with spices and served warm with a scoop of raisins and almonds in the bottom of the cup.

I'm all about mocktails and creating fun drinks the whole family can enjoy. So, I've come up with a Non-Alcoholic Swedish Glogg recipe. This is a little North Americanized, and I took the liberty of using cranberries. Nothing says Christmas like a cranberry, can't you agree?  This recipe make a big generous amount, perfect for a holiday get-together.

Non-Alcoholic Swedish Glogg

4 quarts Grape Cranberry Juice Cocktail
4 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. whole cloves
1 tsp. whole all spice berries
1 tsp. whole cardamom pods
3 generous slices of fresh ginger
zest of 1/2 of an orange
1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup of whole blanched almonds or macadamia nuts
1/2 raisins or craisins (cranberry raisins)

This recipe can be done on the stove top or in a crockpot. Combine all the ingredients in a large pot. Heat on low heat for at least 3-4 hours.  This gives the spices time to infuse into the juice.  Remove all the spices and zest with a slotted spoon. Scoop a spoonful of nuts and raisins in the bottom of a cup, pour the warm glogg over and enjoy.

And because I know you are going to ask, both the copper mugs and copper cutlery are from CB2. I love the modern sleek shape of these modern moscow mules.

A Big thank you to CB2 for partnering with me on this post.  Thanks for supporting the companies that help make this blog possible.


  1. OMG saw a very similar post a month ago. great minds think alike I guess, even the same ikea pot! http://www.thesweetestoccasion.com/2015/11/classic-holiday-mulled-wine-recipe/

    1. That does look yummy. It's a popular pot, that IKEA mint green pot. You can't find cuter one out there. This looks yummy, I don't drink alcohol, but I like the vanilla bean idea. But, I'd have to skip the star anise, it's not my favorite flavor. And the Swedes don't usually use star anise.


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