July 12, 2011

Pomegranate Glögg


It was another sunny winter weekend here in Sydney. We spent Sunday in the northern parts of the town, lunching and visiting my partner's parents. This is my favourite part of Sydney and I never get tired of the beautiful beaches and the scenery there. I could have spent the whole day outside, taking photos and enjoying the sunny weather. I certainly enjoy this temperature much more than the heat in summer!


 
A glögg is a perfect hot drink to have on a cool winter's day. I've chosen rather untraditional ingredient of pomegranate, but you could happily use frozen lingonberry, cranberry or black currants instead. The spices give this drink a warm hum without making it too strong, and a bit of rapadura sugar makes the glögg sweet as it should be.


Pomegranate Glögg
(serves 2)

250g frozen pomegranate seeds
2 cups water
1 cinnamon stick
knob of fresh ginger
5-7 cardamom pods
3-5 cloves
1 star anise
1 tablespoon rapadura sugar


1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan, bring to boil and let simmer for 20 minutes. 
2. Drain the mixture through a sieve into 2 mugs. Serve hot.


31 comments:

  1. Oooh hot and spicy! Would it be wrong to think it may also be nice with a shot of brandy?

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  2. Never heard of something like this but looks and sounds totally my kind of drink- Thanks for sharing, I will be trying this! I love pomegranates.

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  3. What a lovely place! And glögg is always so warming and good!

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  4. Your Glogg looks SO delicious and I love the spices. It definitely looks like the type of drink I would enjoy.

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  5. This is new to me, but I love the sound of it! Would love to try it sometime, so warm and soothing for the current weather too.

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  6. Glögg is the absolute Swedish Christmas in a drink for me. And this pomegranate version will have to be saved for this winter! It's bookmarked! Tack, det är helt perfekt!

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  7. What a lovely setting. Such beautiful pictures!

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  8. This drink is certainly on my list of must try

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  9. What a beautiful winter weekend! That Glögg must have a wonderfully soothing effect.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  10. How delicious! Instead of mulled wine, it's almost like mulled pomegranate juice!

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  11. I've heard of this drink, your version is beautiful. Here in Croatia our hot comfort drink is usually mulled wine. I love all types of hot drinks for winter. The photos are perfect!

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  12. Sounds delicious, and your photos are beautiful!

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  13. Hmm. Glogg! Is that a Finnish drink? (I looked on my keyboard for the 2 dots on the top of the "o" but couldn't find it..). In the Fall, we have a spiced apple cider drink that sounds similar. You reminded me that I bought some packaged last year that I can't wait to open this winter. It sounds really delicious.

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  14. Ah, what a lovely sounding warming drink, perfect for any cold day I'm sure. The pictures of the beach are amazing, I would love to be there too! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  15. Mmm, looks delicious. I love the pomegranate. I love the beach pictures, beautiful! :D

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  16. The beaches look beautiful and you can tell it's winter by the quality of light. Here in Colorado it's the heat of summer and it's fun reading about your winter adventures.

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  17. Seriously, rye bread and then glogg. Panu might just go and marry you instead :P he LOVES glogg.. we made it at our Christmas dinner! :)

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  18. Maria, never had glogg...but reading the recipe I'd love to try it. So comforting.
    The pictures are awesome. Hope you are having a great week :-)

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  19. Sounds wonderful in that mug looking out into these amazing scenic views!

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  20. What a beautiful environment! Syndey seems gorgeous. When it turns to fall in Sweden again I will be making myself a batch of your glögg. :)

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  21. The water looks so lovely in the photos. And, the pomegranate glogg on a cool winter day sounds divine!

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  22. Such beautiful photos! You are so lucky to live surrounded by such beauty.

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  23. This sounds amazing! My Mum always freezes ommegranate seeds to top ice cream with but I like the use of them in this winter recipe. I'll have to pass this recipe on to her. Thanks!

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  24. Hmmm... I've never heard of glogg. But when I hear of this name, I know I must try it thanks to your post! ;-)

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  25. I have never heard of anything like this but I am sure it will taste great! we make a light hot drink/soup with kokam fruit which I love. Will have to try this!!

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  26. Lovely photos! I enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather North of Sydney this weekend also :)

    I definitely could have done with the glogg to keep me warm though!

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  27. It's quite amazing that the winter in Sydney looks like Finnish summer :D

    I love pomgranate, definitely will make this gloggi once the gloomy days arrive

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  28. This sounds beautiful cold or hot :)

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  29. Hey Hi,
    I made this on a cold evening instead of my regular chai. My hubby loved it and he called me from the office to make this drink today evening. Thanks to you :)

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