- 2 cups dry red wine
- ½ cup golden raisins, plus extra for serving
- 1 orange, zest and juice
- 12 cardamom pods
- 5 dried figs, sliced
- 12 cloves
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 3 star anise
- ½ cup vodka
- ¼ cup bourbon
- ½ cup sugar
- blanched almonds, for serving
Combine the wine, fruit, and spices in a pot; bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. When mixture reaches a simmer, remove from heat and add sugar, stirring until fully dissolved. Allow to steep.
Combine vodka and bourbon in a small pot and heat until warm, then add to the red wine mixture. Strain.
To serve, place a small handful of raisins in each glass, pour glögg over the raisins and serve with blanched almonds and pepparkakor (ginger snaps) on the side.
This recipe originally appeared on EdibleManhattan.com: Aquavit’s Glögg