Glühwein, gluehwein… (or Glögg in Sweden) I’ve seen a lot of spellings, and I’m not sure which is right, but Glühwein is a traditional hot holiday drink in the Germanic and northern European countries. I used to see the adults drinking it while the kids got hot cider in a Bavarian mountain town called Leavenworth that my family used to go to for Christmas in my childhood, and I’ve learned it from there.
It’s fairly simple to make, and I’m going to show you how here, and then give it the ultimate Pepsi challenge taste test by offering it to a native Swede for her approval afterward.
I love my own personal recipe, and it packs a little punch. I hope you like it, too.
Happy holidays, and keep in touch.