This bracing Swedish punch gets its kick from aquavit, a potent, potato-based liquor. The wine must steep with the spices for at least 12 hours before drinking, so begin your glögg a day ahead.

  • 4Servings


  • 3 whole cardamom pods
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger
  • 1 3x1-inch piece orange peel
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bottle medium-bodied, dry red wine
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole, blanched almonds
  • 1/4 cup aquavit, optional


1. Place cardamom pods into a heavy plastic bag, and crush them lightly with a rolling pin. Put cardamom, cloves, ginger, orange peel, cinnamon stick and wine into a nonreactive pitcher. Stir, cover and set aside in a cool place overnight.

2. Strain wine into a 2-quart, nonreactive saucepan, and stir in sugar. Before serving, bring it to a simmer, and stir in almonds and aquavit. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 310
  • Carbohydrate Content: 23 g
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 10 mg
  • Sugar Content: 17 g