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White Wine & Elderflower Gløgg

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Serves 10

Yields about 10 cups

  • Make the menu:
    A Nordic Christmas Feast
  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 126

Throughout December, Scandinavians meet outside to drink the hot spiced wine punch known as gløgg (pronounced "gleug") and sing carols—it’s like a cocktail party in the snow. Red wine is traditional in gløgg, but white wine is a nice change of pace in this light, bright version.

  • 2 750-ml bottles dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 cups elderflower cordial
  • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 10 green cardamom pods
  • 1-1/3 cups golden raisins
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup Cognac

In a 4-quart pot, bring the wine, cordial, sugar, and cardamom pods to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. Turn the heat down and gently simmer for 5 minutes. Discard the cardamom pods; add the raisins, almonds, and Cognac. Serve hot in small glasses with spoons for scooping up the raisins and almonds.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 440, Fat (kcal): 4.5, Fat Calories (g): 40, Saturated Fat (g): 0, Protein (g): 3, Monounsaturated Fat (g): 3, Carbohydrates (mg): 45, Polyunsaturated Fat (mg): 1, Sodium (g): 10, Cholesterol (g): 0, Fiber (g): 2,

Photo: Tuukka Koski

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