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Gather round the Glögg

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Winter holiday gatherings call for a festive brew. The potent Scandinavian wine-based Glögg, (pronounced “Gloog”) is a deep ruby elixir, teeming with citrus and spice. It was a favorite of ancient Swedish kings and will rosy up the cheeks of everyone in the room.

For Mattias Hagglund, bar-manager and co-owner at Heritage in Richmond, Virginia, Glögg is a long standing holiday tradition. He puts it on the menu from St. Lucy’s Day (December 13th) through Christmas Eve.

“Every year my father makes a large batch to last the season, and every night he’ll invite friends over to enjoy it. We all compete to see whose batch is best. Mine is relatively authentic to our handed down family recipe; just be sure to use quality ingredients.”

Mattias Hagglund’s Glögg
from Mattias Hagglund of Heritage, Richmond, VA