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Siri's Traditional Glogg

COOK TIME
45 mins
PREP TIME
5 mins
SERVINGS
4-6
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Siri Daly's Glogg
Siri Daly's GloggMike Smith / TODAY
COOK TIME
45 mins
PREP TIME
5 mins
SERVINGS
4-6
RATE THIS RECIPE
(52)

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle dry red wine (cabernet sauvignon or a blend works best)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup blanched, slivered almonds
  • 1 cup bourbon (optional)
  • Orange slices, for garnish

Chef notes

There's nothing better on a crisp, fall day — particularly Thanksgiving — than a warm, cozy drink. Most people turn to ciders or hot toddies, but this is a fun and festive change from the norm that might just become a new holiday favorite!

Technique tip: Letting the glogg sit for 30 minutes (or an hour) will really help the flavors develop.

Swap option: For a non-alcoholic version, replace the wine and bourbon with 2 cups of grape juice and 2 cups of apple juice.

Preparation

1.

Combine all ingredients, except the orange slices, in a large pot. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for about 10 minutes.

2.

Remove from the heat and let sit for another 30 minutes.

3.

Strain the wine into a bowl to remove the spices, almonds and raisins. Then pour wine back into the pot to gently reheat.

4.

Pour into glasses, and garnish with orange slices.