Mushroom mulled wine

Glögi is nordic version of the typical German Christmas market´s hot drink Glühwein. It´s hard to imagine winter without this warming beverage. Rare chaga mushroom(Inonotus obliquus), that  grows in cold climates on birch trees adds soft taste to it and is also known for its immune boosting properties.

Estonian version of mulled wine has usually blackcurrant juice in it but any other dark juice(blackberry, blueberry) would add great taste too.

  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp chaga powder
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • handful of crushed almonds
  • handful of raisins
  • 1 L juice ( 0,5 L black currant + 0,5 grape) or Super Berry Purple Juice
  • (a glass of wine and a bit of vodka if you want it to taste even stronger)

Simmer wine, juice, cloves, cinnamon and chaga powder in a pot. It´s best to soak the drink for 24 hours before heating it so all the flavors can merge together. Heat the drink before consuming and add raisins and almons at the very end for flavor. Add wine if you wish. If you want to have more alcohol in your drink, add a bit of vodka.

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