Christmas is celebrated in the Nordics thoroughly. Among the most iconic delicacies are glögg, often referred to as Nordic glühwein, and vodka or aquavit schnapps that go especially well with the many fish courses enjoyed during Christmas. Nowadays the traditional Christmas drinks are also accompanied with modern takes on the classics such as sparkling glögg or glühwein, and mixing cold cocktails from glögg. Check out these drinks and cocktail recipes right here on Nordic Spirits and also our other products that make perfect holiday gifts!
Ideas & inspiration for Christmas
3 ways to gift wrap a bottle
Wondering how to gift wrap a bottle beautifully and easily? Use these three ideas to gift wrap bottles like a pro.
3 x DIY cocktail gifts
Looking for the perfect small gift for a cocktail enthusiast? Here are three cocktail-themed gifts that are super easy to make.
Christmas Schnaps Guide
Christmas festivities are approaching and in Scandinavia a Christmas menu is hardly complete without aquavit, commonly referred to as schnaps. Read along to find out the best kind of schnaps for different kinds of Christmas food.
3 x gift box ideas
Themed gift boxes are a great way to show your appreciation for that special someone. Find three gift box recommendations for the foodie, cocktail enthusiast, or hygge seeker in your life.
This beautiful glühwein-flavored cheesecake with a gingerbread base is the perfect dessert for Christmas celebrations. Serve with Glubbel Sparkling Glühwein.
Chocolate truffles with glögg
These Christmas candies made from dark chocolate and Blossa glögg will melt in your mouth.
Lucia Day – the Scandinavian midwinter celebration
Santa Lucia is a 400-year-old tradition that brings peaceful joy in the form of light, hymns, and treats across the Nordics on the 13th of December.
Make your own Christmas wreath
Making your own Christmas wreath is a fun Christmas activity and not as difficult as you might think. Invite your friends, have some Christmassy drinks available, and make Christmas wreaths together!
Christmas Ice Cubes
Add a festive twist to your holiday drinks by making Christmas ice cubes. Not only will they keep your favorite beverage cool, but they also look amazing and will add some extra flavor.
Blossa 22 vintage glögg inspired by New Orleans
This year Blossa travels to New Orleans and is inspired by the city where jazz music vibrates and flavors flourish.
This delicious pannacotta gets a beautiful red layer from Glubbel Sparkling Glühwein and will be the highlight of any dinner party.
Did you know that glögg can be used in baking? Give Blossa Chief Blender’s favorite recipe a try and bake brownies with flavors from Nordic glühwein and lingonberries.
What is the difference between glögg and glühwein?
Glögg is a popular winter drink in the Nordic countries, while glühwein is enjoyed in German-speaking countries. What connects these two drinks?
Five tips for the preparation of glögg
Keep these basic rules in mind when heating up your winter warmer.
Blossa 21 - Annual glögg travels to Valencia, Spain
This year's glögg is a tasteful fusion of traditional glögg spices and the sweet and healthy freshness of the orange.
Glögg and other hot drinks for cool weather
Glögg and home-cooked spicedhot wines are perfect for warming up cool nights around the year. Glögg also makes a nice ingredient for drinks, punches and pastries.
Blossa 20 Myntathé is inspired by Marrakech with tastes of mint and green tea
This year’s annual Blossa is inspired by, Morocco. There lies the city’s famous market square Djemaa el-Fna, where traditional sweet Moroccan mint tea is served. This year's glögg tastes of fresh mint and green tea combined with traditional glögg spices.
Larsen Aqua Ignis - The world's first cognac aged in steam-toasted barrels
True to its exploring spirit, Maison Larsen unveils four years of R&D work and presents the unique and first of its kind cognac - Larsen Aqua Ignis, aged in steam-toasted barrels for an extraordinary result.
Recipes and Cocktails
A new variant of the popular drink - now with flavors of lemon, mulled wine and cinnamon. When topped with sparkling wine, it becomes festive.
Blossa 22 Hurricane Spritz
Make a delicious Hurricane Spritz cocktail from the Blossa 22 New Orleans vintage glögg.
Blossa Wine punch
Did you know that glögg makes a cozy drink or a punch and can be enjoyed cold instead of hot? Try out this fresh recipe.
Eggnog with Xanté Dark Chocolate
The festive winter holiday drink offers delicious flavours of cinnamon and chocolate.