14. December 2022

Homemade Swedish mulled wine (glögg)

This homemade alcohol-free mulled wine was made with juice from fruits and berries from my garden. It's the perfect Christmas drink!

  • concentrated fruit and berry juice
  • spices like cinnamon, cardamom, bitter orange peel and carnations

I'm making a alcohol-free version of mulled wine (called glögg in Swedish) with the juice from my homegrown fruits and berries. I'm using raspberries, blackcurrants, cherries and apples. This fruit and berry juice glögg is the perfect warm drink on a cold and snowy day.


Dilute your concentrated juice but keep it strong, for example 1 part juice and 1 part water. Put it in a pot.
Add spices like a cinnamon stick, cardamom, whole cloves and bitter orange peel.
Bring the juice to a boil and put it somewhere cool for a few hours, or preferably over night. Leave the spices in the juice.
Pour the glögg through a sieve and heat it again before you serve it.
Serve with dried fruit and nuts in a glass.

You can keep the glögg in your fridge and drink it later too. Serve it with almonds and raisins to drink it the traditional Swedish style.


En servering med tre muggar glögg på ett fat.

My homemade glögg is perfect for a snowy winter day. I love that I could use the summery flavors from my garden to make it!


Recipe: Sara Bäckmo
Photo: Maria Strömberg Bååth
Styling: Agnes Gällhagen

4 responses to “Homemade Swedish mulled wine (glögg)”

  1. Inge says:

    Would that be whole "cloves" in English rather than "carnations"? Cloves are a spice we use, often with cinnamon, as in pumpkin pies, ... and carnations are a flower ... a dianthus, I think.

    • Petra says:

      In German the word „Nelke“ (carnation) is the same for the flower and spice. I would think that in Swedish it is probably the same since she used the word carnation. I would go with cloves.

  2. Urmila De says:

    What are carnations?

    • Sara Bäckmo says:

      Hello Urmila. Thank you for your comment. We made a mistake when we translated this recipe. It is supposed to be cloves, NOT cornations. All the best to you! 🙂

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