If you’ve ever visited a Nordic country during the winter, you’ve probably tried glogg (pronounced “glug”). If you’re unfamiliar with it, now’s your chance to taste what you’ve been missing out on! Glogg is a traditional wintertime warming drink made of mulled wine, fruits and spices — it smells like the holidays, and it tastes just as delicious.
Hetta puts a slight twist on the classic Nordic glogg, using both port wine from the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York and California brandy. A generations-old blend of fruit and spices, including orange peels, raisins, cinnamon, and cardamom, is added to the port for about 10 days, until it begins to ferment. At that point the fruit is removed, the brandy is added, and the blend is heated to stop fermentation. The finished product is then bottled at 21.9% ABV and remains as shelf-stable as any alcoholic spirit, so no refrigeration is required after it’s opened.
Traditional glogg is consumed hot, during the winter, in small, teacup-sized portions. And we agree, there’s no time like the holidays to try it. But Hetta’s recipe is created to taste great hot or cold, in any season. So to make sure you’ve got a year-round supply — and some nifty glogg-based cocktail recipes — visit their website at www.hettaglogg.com.`