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.
- 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
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.