Do you know what I love about Christmas (among a gazillion of things, of course), GLÖGI! A.k.a. “glögg” in Swedish and “mulled wine” in English. When I want to start the Christmas season, I do so by drinking mulled wine and eat gingerbread cookies. THAT to me, that is how you start Christmas in the best possible way. So… Let’s start this Christmas with some glögi from my collaboration partner Humble ♥
This post is written in collaboration with Humble.
What the heck is glögi anyways?
First and foremost, let’s sort out what glögi is. So, here is what Wikipedia says it is:
“Glögg or glogg (Danish: gløgg, Norwegian: gløgg, Swedish: glögg, Finnish: glögi, Estonian: glögi) is a spiced, usually alcoholic drink, served warm. The original form of glögg, a spiced liquor, was consumed by messengers and postmen who traveled on horseback or skis in cold weather Scandinavia.
The production of glögg begins by boiling water and adding spices to it. After a few minutes of simmering, the mixture is sieved and blackcurrant juice, wine or clear spirits are added. The most common spices in glögg are cloves, cinnamon, and ginger. Other common spices are orange peel and cardamom. The same spices are often used in glögg as in ginger snaps. Glögg may also contain raisins or almonds.”
Personally, I always drink my glögi (hey, shall we talk about is mulled wine from here on after, feels more natural since I’m writing in English anyways..?) hot, with raisins and almonds in it. Always with gingerbread cookies.
…but, I do know that some people prefer their mulled wine cold with nothing in it. Which I’ve never tried actually, maybe I should..?
What’s great about the mulled wine from Humble is, of course, that it’s organic (and obviously, vegan!). It’s soft and spicy flavor comes from ginger, blackberries, and blueberries – and yes, you could almost call it somewhat of a health-bomb!
So far I’ve found it in basically every K-group store that I’ve been to during the last month, so if you don’t wanna order it online (which you can’t do if you want it home for Christmas anyway since Christmas is in only 4 days!!!) I can highly recommend you to go and look for it in your nearest K-group store, especially K-supermarket or K-citymarket. You’ll find it among other mulled wines.
As I already mentioned, I drink my mulled wine with raisins and almonds in it… But, this year I actually spiced things up and even added peanuts! You see, I came up with the idea to use the Trek Mix from Humble, which contains just that – peanuts, almonds, and raisins. Smart, huh!?
AND if you want another tip: the Coconut Toffees from Humble makes great Christmas snacks… Just sayin’! YUMMIIII.
What more is there to say? I declare Christmas as officially STARTED and now, let’s start the over-drinking of mulled wine, huh..? Merry Christmas! ♥
Ps, you’ve seen my previous posts in collaboration with Humble, right? If not – you can find them all here. I am so obsessed with all of their snacks!