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Glögg - that enchanting Scandinavian spiced wine with spirits (aquavit is traditional, but vodka and/or brandy works too), dried fruit and almonds that is like a warm blanket in a cup - is a favorite winter drink of mine. This heated beverage's origins began in Sweden in the early 17th Century but was not a Christmastime favorite until the late 19th Century, and today is a Swedish staple. Here, here and here are a few neat-o recipes to raise your internal temperature even if it is cold outside. Read this little article too for tips on other warmed alcohol options to keep your holiday spirits high. Skol!