I doubt it’s any secret that I’m a fan of the booze produced by St. George Spirits. So, when I heard about glögg liqueur, produced by St. George for Geijer Glögg, I was more than excited to try some. Created from a Swedish family recipe, Geijer Glögg Liqueur is made from just seven ingredients and is good on its own or mixed into various cocktails.
About Geijer Glögg Liqueur
Back in the early days of this site, Carri shared her family’s Swedish Glögg recipe that’s made from red wine which is the traditional way of making glögg. Giejer Glögg, on the other hand, uses grain neutral spirit as the base rather than red wine. It’s made with cardamom, cinnamon, clove, raisins, almonds and Seville orange peels which are steeped in warm water for three days. After distillation, grain neutral spirit is added to proof (40) and the mix is sweetened with cane sugar. No additives, colorings or preservatives are added.
But, how does it taste you ask… Well, let’s start with the color. The liqueur has a nice light brown color that looks a lot like honey (except not as thick, more like honey syrup). If the bottle is moved around a bit, say after pouring, it can appear a little cloudy and this is normal. On the nose, the cardamom, clove and cinnamon really come through. On the palette, those flavors continue with hints of the orange. The flavors are strong enough that it can stand up to aged spirits such as whiskey and rum, but it also works with gin and tequila.
Where to buy Geijer Glögg Liqueur
As of right now, it appears that Geijer Glögg Liqueur can be purchased in various stores in California, Chicago and New York. If you’re in any of these locations, check out the find Geijer Glögg page on their website to find exact locations. I also found it available to buy online at K&L Wines for $30 for a 750ml bottle.
Geijer Glögg Liqueur cocktail recipes
As I mentioned before, Geijer Glögg works well with a variety of spirits and can also be enjoyed on its own. In the wintertime, it would be great served warm for sipping in front of the fire. But, we are in the time of warmer weather right now so I chose to pair it with an aged rhum agricole and homemade apricot jam. Delicious.
- 1 bar spoon apricot jam (homemade or store bought)
- 1-1/2 ounces aged rhum agricole (I used Clément V.S.O.P. Rhum Agricole Vieux)
- ½ ounce Geijer Glögg Liqueur
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Lemon peel for garnish
- Add all ingredients except for garnish to a mixing glass and fill with ice.
- Stir and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a lemon peel after expressing the oils over the glass.
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Note: I received a bottle of Geijer Glögg Liqueur to enjoy. All opinions, pictures and the recipe are my own.