As FANTASTIC MAN’s resident Scandinavian chef MAGNUS attests, the Swedes take their national version of mulled wine – glögg – very seriously at this time of year. In fact, glögg made with red wine is the main ingredient in many a Swede’s social life throughout the month of December. Should you happen to be in Sweden during the winter months, try to get your hands on a bottle of BLOSSA-brand special edition glögg. Its formulation changes dramatically year-on-year, and the 2014 vintage is infused with lavender. Failing that, here’s a special edition glögg that can be achieved at home in minutes. It’s unusual in that its base is white wine. Don’t bother with anything too fancy, though. Unnecessary!
- 1 bottle fruity white wine
- 2 whole cloves
- 1 or 2 clementines, peeled and cut in half
- 1 vanilla pod, sliced
- 0.5g saffron
- 3 tbsp honey
- 50g sugar
1. Put all ingredients in a saucepan and heat for about 15 minutes. Do not let it boil! 2. It can be enjoyed more or less immediately, but if you let it sit in the pan overnight you’ll get a much fuller flavour.