,.... I fell in love
with the local Christmas drink, gl�gi. It was a hot drink made from
berry juices, cinnamon, cardamom, and a whole lot more spices. I had
it every chance possible. However, at the last tasting in the local
coffee shop, the glass was decorated with a cookie on an orange slice
with a little bit of blue cheese. Just incredible!
was so relieved when I found the recipe online, because I doubted
if I'd ever face another winter in Finland.
Finnish Christmas Drink
1/2 liter of berry juices (a mix of grape, apple, black currant)
rind without much pith
of ginger power
a large saucepan add juice and other ingredients. Let sit for four
hours and go wrap Christmas presents. After sitting, bring the mixture
to boil for five minutes, and then let it simmer for ten minutes.
Remove from heat, strain out the spices and rind. It can then be
refrigerated or, better yet, enjoyed immediately. Serve warm.
you like alcohol, you can mix the glogi with red wine in a half
and half mixture. Or, you can top it off with vodka. I prefer my
glogi strait with blanched almonds floating on top and a few of
raisins soaking up the flavor at the bottom of the glass.