Glögg is the traditional drink that we have around Christmas over here.
When Martin and I started dating and later got married (back in 1990) we had a tradition of going to his family graves (my family’s are in Finland and Germany) for All Saint's Day which was this past weekend. We’d go after dark and marvel at all the pretty candles and lights on all the graves and place our own on the Larsson family plots. Because this time of year is usually cold and miserable, either with rain or snow, we’d make sure we were dressed warmly but also to bring something warm to drink in a Thermos. Glögg. This past weekend was always our Glögg premiere. And so it still is for me but nowadays I prefer it in the comfort of my favorite armchair.
I was asked if I wanted to try the new non alcoholic Blossa glögg and to my surprise when the package arrived they had also added this year’s special which is flavored with yuzu and ginger.
Since I had already bought a bottle of the yuzu one (there’s a new special flavor every year and I always get it early because it usually sells out quickly) it came in handy when I went over for dinner at Anne’s on Saturday. My original little gift for her was a set of these advent candles but the gift got amped up nicely with the glögg bottle. Mind you, I made sure to give her the one I bought so I’m technically not re-gifting, haha!
And so is it any good this year? It is! Delicious and citrusy! Not my all time favorite though, I la-la-loved the saffron one from a few years ago, but way better than last year’s Arabica coffee one which was kind of weird if you ask me.
As for the non-alcoholic one I haven’t tried it yet but it will come in really handy later come December. Thank you Blossa!