If you've been following me for any length of time, you know I place A LOT of value on hygge. If you want to learn more about hygge, a quick Google will get you pretty far, but simply put, hygge is the concept of feeling cozy. Think soft blankets, hot drinks, fuzzy socks, a cat purring beside you, scented candles, snuggling up by the fireplace... doesn't it all sound heavenly? I KNOW. That's why I'm obsessed with hygge.
Hot drinks are a major part of hygge for me, especially during the winter time. I drink coffee, hot cocoa, apple cider, but when I really want to kick it up a notch, like a true Scandinavian, I make mulled wine! As fancy as it sounds, it really isn't difficult to make! All you actually need is wine and mulling spices. Here's how I make it.
- 1 bottle of wine (I like to use a nice heavy red for glogg)
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4 star anise
- 3 cardamom pods
- 10 cloves
- orange slices
(There are so many other things you can add and Pinterest has tons of ideas.)
1. Pour the bottle of wine into a pot on the stove.
2. Add your fruit, cinnamon, star anise, cardamom, and cloves.
3. Simmer until hot and you can smell all the delicious wintery scents.
4. Serve hot!
Let me know if you make some glogg this season. I can't wait to hear how you like it.