Glog on the Blog

Happy Monday Cleveland!

Hope everyone enjoyed the cool winter weekend as much as I did. With my visitor in town I sure did pack a lot into the holiday weekend. One of the things I wanted to “report” on was this funky little drink I experienced at the Greenhouse Tavern…”Glog!”

Glog, defined in the dictionary as a “hot spiced wine and liquor punch and it is a delicious warming drink. Glog is a traditional drink of the Swedish & Finnish Advent season. Traditionally made with red wine, and each small glass has a few almonds and raisins in it as well as the drink. Glog’s origins are with mulled wine – wine heated with spices. Glog also tends to have more sugar as well as a heavier alcohol content. It is said that Glog cures the common cold.

The bartenders at The Greenhouse were kind enough to show me how they made their new holiday drink. The drink is assembled using special house made glog mix & honey liquor, steamed and then accessorized with little golden raisins.

Be warned…I took a big sniff (from my brandy snifter) and wow…I thought I burned off my nose hairs…let’s just say it’s potent…in a good way! :)

I still can’t 100% say I loved it, but I can’t stop thinking about this potent hot toddy, so I guess it made an impression on me. Let me know what you think!