Fireside Glogg Recipe

Fireside Glogg
Aromatic spices flavor this wine-based Scandinavian holiday beverage, served warm. The sweet, fruity taste will warm you to your toes!

Fireside Glogg provided by Country Women

Fireside Glogg provided by Country Women

Sue Brown- West Bend WI

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Cook: 20 min.

MAKES: 8 servings



  • 4 cups port wine or apple cider, divided
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 orange peel strips (3 inches)
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 5 slices fresh peeled gingerroot
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 4 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. In a large saucepan, combine 3 cups wine, cranberries, brown sugar, orange peel, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves. Cook over medium heat until berries pop, about 15 minutes. Mash slightly and cook 10 minutes longer.
  2. Strain and discard pulp, orange peel and spices. Return mixture to pan; stir in the cider, almonds, raisins and remaining wine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Yield: 8 servings (3/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 229 calories, 5 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 22 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.