Lena’s Glogg

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Makes12 to 18 servings



Total Timea day or more

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCocktail Party

Recipe Coursebeverage

Five Ingredients or LessYes


Taste and Texturespiced, winey

Type of Dishalcoholic beverage


  • 2 quarts dry red wine
  • 8 cardamom pods
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • Zest of 1 lemon cut into strips
  • Zest of 1 navel orange cut into strips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 to 18 whole blanched almonds
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 6 to 8 ounces Aquavit
  • 1 dozen 4-ounce glasses
  • 1 dozen small silver spoons


  1. In a non-aluminum kettle, combine the wine with the cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, orange zest, and lemon zest. Stir to mix and set aside to steep overnight.

  2. Next day, add the sugar and warm the mixture over very low heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is hot, about 15 minutes.

  3. Place 1 almond and 2 or 3 raisins in each glass. Add about 1 tablespoon of Aquavit to each glass and place a silver spoon in each. Pour the hot wine into the glass and serve.


Free recipes, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!


I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Sign In to Your Account

Close Window
Sign In with one of your Social Accounts
Facebook Twitter
Sign In using Email and Password