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.



  • 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!”



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3 Comments on Winter Solstice Cheer

  1. 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!!!!!

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

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