December 17, 2006


Yesterday I did something I had wanted to do for a long time. I made glogg. What is glogg you ask? Glogg is a traditional Scandinavian winter drink. Itís like a mulled wine that generally has raisons, almonds, prunes and apricots in it along with spices. Itís served warm, and tends to socially lubricate a person. Traditionally Glogg has a high alcohol content to it, but now a day more people make it weaker or even non-alcoholic so as to just enjoy the flavor.

Me? Nope, I made it in a fashion that only someone with my resources can. (wink, wink; nudge, nudge) Graumagus will be happy to know that my garage wasnít involved at all; it was all made in my kitchen. I started making it yesterday morning and finished bottling it around 5:00 PM last night. In the planning stages I figured on making at least a gallon of glogg. Somehow I went from making a gallon, to making almost two gallons of this winter delight. Of course I ended up drinking a quart of it last night. Quality control and all, I canít just go giving this to people if it tastes bad. If you havenít figured out, mine didnít taste bad.

Oh and is this stuff strong. I set a match to it to burn off any excess fumes. It went up in the biggest ball of blue flame Iíve seen. Ktreva and Clone heard the whoomp when it lit all the way in the living room. So as to not burn off all the alcohol, I quickly put the lid back on the pot to extinguish the flames. Clone wanted me to do it again, Ktreva was just upset I didnít tell her I was doing it so she could see me do the, ďI set my sleeve on fire danceĒ. I didnít really set my sleeve on fire, but it did get singed a little.

Now I know some of you may want the recipe or have one. What Iíve learned over the years is that there really is no recipe. Sure you can find one, I know because I have at least 20 different ones. And thatís the thing. Glogg is made to taste by the person making it. Each persons taste is different then the next. There really is no standard recipe. Heck you can even go to stores and by pre-packaged spices to add to other alcohol to make glogg. There is even a liquid extract you can add to other alcohol to get a glogg flavor. Me personally, I made mine from scratch. I figure if Iím going to make glogg, Iím going to MAKE glogg. If you have a recipe, and you follow it to the letter, look at other recipes. See what they do, you might want to add a little something to yours. Experiment a little. You may be pleasantly surprised.

So Iím not sharing my recipe at this time. I think this is one that Iím going to keep in the family.

Posted by Contagion in Alcohol at December 17, 2006 08:38 AM | TrackBack

I have a "Love/Hate" relationship with "stuff" spawned in your garage. Actually it's more of a "Love/Memory loss" kind of relationship.

Posted by: Graumagus at December 17, 2006 10:30 PM

Is this stuff still going to be around on Dec. 31? :-)

Posted by: Harvey at December 18, 2006 12:04 AM

It better be, or he'll have to make a new batch :)

I'm sure the 27 day will still be around as well hehehe

Posted by: Graumagus at December 18, 2006 08:25 AM

Trust me, I'm not drinking two gallons of this stuff in the next two weeks. I drank a quart of it Saturday night and I have no recollection of what I did between 6:30 PM and when I woke up at 7:00 AM.

Posted by: Contagion at December 18, 2006 07:08 PM