Gløgg | Mulled Wine
I finally got my head around making this famous christmas drink that we all love and cherish here in the north- Mulled wine. I prefer making mulled wine compared to buying the ready made stuff which is loaded with sugar. This recipe for mulled wine is a recipe that I make year after year, with a few adjustements every time. You might as well call it a tradition by now.
When they started to drink mulled wine in Scandinavia a very long time ago, they did it because it was supposed to be good for their health. When years passed by and the sugar industry took over, the drink went from being healthy, to unhealthy. Isn’t it a good idea to get back to our roots and make this drink as healthy as it was supposed to be?
A Healthy Mulled Wine
This recipe for Mulled wine is naturally healthy as it doesn’t contain any nasties, such as refined sugar or preservatives. With its frozen berries, smooth honey and aromatic spices, this one of my winning recipes that I never get tired of. Loaded with antioxidants from the raspberries and blueberries, will keep you sound and healthy during the winter season.
I want to encourage you to use what you have for this recipe, besides some of the key ingredients. The ingredients you need is raspberry and blueberry to give it both the taste and the color. Besides these two ingredients you can play around with different berries, spices and fruit. This recipe started out with raspberries, blueberries, water and spices. Now I’ve develpoed it to something more and something exciting. I’ve added clementine to get that lovely aroma and taste. What’s not to love?
This drink is naturally child friendly, but if you want a more adult version feel free to add a bottle of red wine or some other fancy smancy stuff! Yum!
I hope you will enjoy this little christmas treat!
Looking for a white mulled wine? Check out my recipe for Mulled Pear Cider! Deliciously tangy, sour and sweet.
Gløgg | Mulled Wine
Yield 1,5 liter
A delicious and healthy mulled wine for the holidays- packed with antioxidants from all the lovely berries!
200 gram blueberries, frozen
400 gram raspberries, frozen
1 thumb sized ginger
1 tsp cloves, whole
3 star anise
1 cinnamon stick, ceylon
1,5 liter water
350 ml honey
- Add blueberries and raspberry to a pot.
- Add ginger, spices and water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for an hour.
- Strain the liquid from the berries and stir in honey (as much or little as you feel like)!
- Add a bottle of red wine if serving to adults or without for a healthy christmas!
- Bring up to a simmer and serve straight away or let cool and store in the fridge. Keeps for about two weeks. Can also be frozen in smaller batches.
If you, like me, don’t always care for the healthy- add 1 bottle of wine before serving (do not boil).
If you prefer, you can skip the honey and add a teaspoon in your cup when you re-heat it later on.
This looks wonderful! Is the recipe included on this page, or do I need to find it elsewhere on the site?
Thank you! Sorry about that- I’ve recently changed the recipe format! I will fix it as soon as I can! I’ll let you know 🙂
Thanks for responding, I eagerly await trying this ^_^
I’ll throw the recipe out here in the comments in the rough and edit the post later;
400g frozen raspberries
200g frozen blueberries
1 liter water
1 thumb size ginger
1 tsp cloves, whole
1tsp star anise, whole
1 cinnamon stick
Honey to taste
1 bottle red wine for adults (😍)
Bring berries, ginger and water to a boil and let simmer for an hour so the berries release all of its flavor. Add the spices half way through. Strain the liquid from the berries and stir in honey (as much or little as you feel like)! Add a bottle of red wine if serving to adults or without for a healthy christmas! 🙂
Simmer with the lid on* 🙂
Thanks ^_^ I tried it out the other night, and found it quite tasty…next time I’ll add some apple juice as you recommend 🙂
Awesome! I make a new batch every year- so another recipe coming up in a couple of months! 😀