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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:37 pm    Post subject: Glogi - Finnish Christmas-time hot drink Reply with quote

250 ml good quality red grape or blackcurrant juice (or half of both)*
about 3 - 5 cm piece of cinnamon stick
2 - 3 whole cloves
5 - 7 whole cardamom seeds
very small piece of fresh ginger or a pinch of ginger powder
a few thin strips of fresh orange peel

for serving:
5 - 6 almonds
about 6 - 8 dark raisins

With a vegetable peeler, peel a few thin slices of the zest of a thoroughly washed and brushed orange — preferably use organically grown fruit. Scald and peel the almonds.

Pour the juice(s) in a small saucepan. Add the cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom seeds, allspice berries, ginger and the orange peel strips. Bring the mixture just to the boil and turn off the heat. To enhance the flavour, allow the spices to steep in the hot juice for a few minutes. Reheat before serving, if necessary.

Drop some almonds and raisins in a serving mug or a tea-glass with a spoon in it and strain the hot glög over. Serve immediately.

*Note: Some may also add red wine, instead of red grape or blackcurrant juice.

That´s a traditional Finnish Christmas time drink, serve usually in several meetings and parties. Warms comfortably after winter outdoor activities.

Almost as warm as the good wool socks. Wink
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