Nothing raises ones spirits like a drop of red wine, but in the dark depths of Winter sometimes we need something with a little bit of an extra kick.
Cue our sugar and spice and all things nice, Slow Cooked Mulled Wine recipe. If you love the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg as much as we do you will love this Hygge inspired elixir.
As part of our Hygge dining series, we previously brought you a delicious Hearty Lamb Casserole and a scrumptious Rhubarb and Custard Cake. We now bring you the piece de resistance – a magical beverage known in Denmark as Glogg Wine. Mulled wine to the Nordic countries is like vodka is to the Russians, except it’s a lot more flavoursome and enjoyable to drink.
Using our favourite Mitchelton Wine Shiraz (and a sneaky splash of brandy), we have created the perfect welcome drink for a Hygge evening soiree to remember.
So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself and your best friends to a little tipple!
- 1 bottle of Mitchelton red wine
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup raw sugar
- 1 Teaspoon of honey
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp whole allspice berries
- 4 star anise
- 1/2 tsp whole cloves
- 5 whole cardamom pods, lightly crushed with the back of a spoon to expose the seeds
- 1/2 vanilla bean, slit down the center (if you save pods this is a good time to reuse one) a good grating of fresh nutmeg (about 1/4 tsp)
- 8 clementines, cut in half (remove any seeds) garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick and a star anise
Yield: serves 8
Put the water and sugar in Le Cruset and turn on high. Stir to dissolve the sugar and add a little honey. Juice 4 of the clementines and add to the pot.
Add the rest of the ingredients and heat until the wine just gets to a simmer. Then turn the dial to the 'keep warm' setting and let it sit for about 30 minutes before serving.
You can strain the wine before serving, or not.
For a festive Holiday version of this drink, omit the clementine’s and use cranberries and rosemary.
Note: You can double the recipe, but the actual whole spices don't have to be doubled.
We hope you enjoy!
To learn more about the Danish art of happiness, discover Hygge home decorating tips and find yummy Hygge recipes, visit our series of articles below.
- What is Hygge
- How to Hygge in the Home
- The A-Z of Hygge
- Hygge 10 Step Checklist
- Dining the Hygge Way
- Hygge Hearty Lamb Casserole Recipe
- Hygge Rhubarb and Custard Cake Recipe
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With thanks to The View from Great Island for the inspiration for this fab recipe.