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December 2, 2012

Glögi – a Finnish Christmas drink recipe

by Ciaran Burke


Glögi is a Christmas drink based on grape juice and flavoured with spices, served hot with raisins and almonds. it does not contain alcohol but if a Finn wants to perk it up with extra with booze they will add red wine and vodka! In our Christmas wreath workshop we had this delicious hot drink, without the booze!

Here is a link to the Christmas Wreath Workshop

Glögi – Recipe


  • 1 litre red grape juice (we used home made grape cordial)
  • A few strips of organic orange peel
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 6-8 whole cloves
  • 4 cardamon pods
  • 4-6 whole all spice corns (or 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice)



  1. Put all the ingredients into a saucepan and bring to boil
  2. Leave to simmer on a low heat with lid on for 10 minutes
  3. Leave to cool
  4. When cooled sieve to remove the spices
  5. Re-heat and drink, or dilute with hot water to taste
  6. Serve with a teaspoonful of raisins and a few skinned whole almonds in each cup


You can use other juices instead of red grape. Try using white grape, apple, cranberry or elderberry.

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