By Director of Culinary Enrichment & Executive Chef Kathryn Kelly

A festive tradition in Sweden and across the Baltic, Glögg is especially popular during the holidays and those long winter nights when the snow is falling outside and the hearth fire is blazing. This seasonal mulled wine is filled with warming spices and a touch of sweetness, bringing good cheer and merriment in each glass. I hope you enjoy this easy-to-make traditional Glögg – perfect for holiday parties and winter gatherings!

Serves 8

1 cup honey
½ cup water
4 cinnamon sticks
6 whole star anise
1 orange, studded with 10 whole cloves
3 bottles dry, light-bodied red wine
½ cup Grand Marnier

In a large saucepan over medium, melt the honey and water with the cinnamon sticks and star anise. Decrease the heat to low and add the orange and the wine. Mull the wine for 1 hour. Finish with the Grand Marnier and serve warm.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Oceania Cruises!