"A classic Scandinavian hot spiced wine punch served with raisins and almonds. This will surely take the bite off those cold winter nights. Flaming the brandy is optional."


1 h 30 m servings
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  1. Pour wine into a large pot. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Wrap orange zest, cinnamon sticks, cardamom and cloves in cheesecloth, tie with kitchen string and put into pot. Let boil for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in almonds and raisins and continue to boil for 15 more minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Place a wire grill over the pot and cover with sugar cubes. Slowly pour on brandy, making sure to completely saturate the sugar. Light sugar with a match and let it flame. When sugar has melted, cover pot with lid to extinguish flame.
  3. Stir and remove spice bag. Serve hot in cups with a few almonds and raisins.
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  1. 8 Ratings


As an American living in Sweden, I have only one suggestion for the glgg, add the raisins and almonds AFTER you've boiled everything!

I befriended someone from the Netherlands who was studying here in the U.S. and he served this at a holiday party. He said that you leave the almonds and raisins out in a dish NEXT TO the pot o...

I took the advice of previous reviewers and didn't double the raisins and almonds when I doubled this recipe. There was still way too many! I would reduce the number again. Although the rec...

Very Very good, I added a little more wine after I removed the rasins and almonds because they absorbed alot of the drink, the consistency is still fairly thick and everyone just loves it.

The almonds and raisins are great for taste but I found the volume of them in the pot a little too much, especially after they absorb some of the liquid.

This recipe is incomplete. There are a ton of variations, but most people boil with the almonds and raisins, but then remove them at the end so you only have the liquid. You can serve with almon...

This is a great recipe. I suggest charging it up with a little more brandy though. I noticed people reviewing the amount of almonds and raisins in the recipe. It says to serve WITH the almonds a...

I have a swedish family who drinks this every christmas, for those who have not had it it is a drink for cold weather, something warm to come out of the cold to with a spicy holiday flavor.