Monday, November 15, 2010

It's Glögg Time Again!

Shortly after Halloween, the neon "Glögg Time" sign goes up at Simon's in Andersonville. It stays up until around Valentine's Day. While glögg is traditionally a Christmas drink, I welcome it's staying power in our cold and dark Chicago. At Simon's they even serve it with a gingerbread cookie. If you're successfully able to break your cookie into three pieces (using your knuckle), good luck will come to you.

I first had glögg in Sweden during the local Lucia festival. It's a ways off, but St. Lucia Day usually falls on December 13th. I'm sure there will be a handful of celebrations in Chicago. They usually involve candles, singing, and lussekatter. Oh man, lussekatter are good.

You can make your own glögg too. There are a bunch of recipes out there, but these look good.
Recipe 1
Recipe 2
Recipe 3

Oh yeah, you get major points if you can pronounce glögg correctly!

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