Winter Solstice Cheer
Winter Solstice Cheer

Winter Solstice Cheer

 

 

It’s Winter Solstice (June 21st) – Huzzah!

To celebrate I have made my version of gløgg  – a cosy, warm your cockles concoction of apple juice, ginger, vodka and spices.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 litres Cawstons Apple & Ginger Juice (or use plain apple juice and fresh ginger)
  • 1 x lemon (juice and peel)
  • 300 ml Vodka
  • 3x cinnmon sticks
  • 6x cardamon pods (light crushed)
  • 6x cloves
  • A small handful of almonds & raisons.

 

Bung it all in a big pan, bring to boil, then simmer until your house smell delicious.

 

Where’s the wine?!

 

Okay this isn’t really a gløgg,  but I refuse to call it a ‘Hot Toddy’ because

a)  I can’t say it without  doing a  Sean Connery impression, and

b) it’s sounds too much like ‘Hot Tottie’ which in the UK is slang for an attractive girl.

 

Me: “Come round for some Hot Totty”

Village men: “Don’t mind if I do!”

 

 

Winter Solstice Cheer

3 Comments on Winter Solstice Cheer

  1. Kathryn Vercillo
    June 22, 2014 at 12:17 pm (3 years ago)

    Absolutely beautiful photos. Love this idea!

    Reply
  2. Kate
    July 4, 2014 at 7:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Ha ha ha!!! As a Brit, I appreciate the humour. That drink looks good too. I did wonder why there was a winter drink though in the middle of Summer!!!!!

    Reply
  3. Heidi
    July 7, 2014 at 10:31 am (3 years ago)

    @ Kathryn – Thank you!
    @ Kate – You can take the Brit out of the Isles, but not their ‘totty’ humour.

    Reply

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