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Hvid Gløgg (Danish White Mulled Wine)

Hvid Gløgg (Danish White Mulled Wine)

A recipe for Hvid Gløgg (Danish White Mulled Wine) from the cookbook, Cook Yourself Happy: The Danish Way by Caroline Fleming.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Danish
Keyword Danish, Denmark, holiday, mulled wine, wine, winter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 12 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Servings


  • 1.5 liters (2 1/2 pints, 6 cups) white wine
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 8 cardamom pods
  • 3 star anise
  • 2 tablespoons candied orange peel
  • 200 ml (7 fluid ounces, generous 3/4 cup) elderflower cordial
  • 160 grams (5 3/4 ounces, 3/4 cup) raw cane sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole vanilla pod (bean), halved lengthwise
  • 3 centimeters (1 1/4 inch) long thin slice of fresh ginger
  • Peel of one organic lemon keep the lemon flesh for thin slices in each cup
  • 200 milliliters (7 fluid ounces, generous 3/4 cup) white rum
  • 200 milliliters (7 fluid ounces, generous 3/4 cup) Cointreau
  • 200 grams (7 ounces, generous 2 cups) flaked almonds
  • 200 grams (7 ounces, 1 1/4 cups) sultanas golden raisins


  • Put the white wine, cloves, cardamom pods, star anise, candied orange peel, elderflower cordial, sugar, cinnamon sticks, vanilla pod, ginger and lemon peel in a large saucepan and allow to stand overnight (or for at least 12 hours) with the lid on.
  • The next day, add the rum and Cointreau and bring to a gentle boil. After simmering for 10 minutes, strain through a sieve to remove all the spices and lemon peel, then add the almonds and sultanas (golden raisins) and gently simmer for a further 10 minutes.
  • Serve in glasses or mugs with a slice of lemon, and a teaspoon for easy eating of the sultanas (golden raisins) and almonds.