This  coming Sunday , November the 29th, is the first Sunday of advent and many Danish families will be gathering   to celebrate that the Christmas season has arrived.  This is the first of  many parties. Families make or buy an advent decoration with four candles, one for every sunday before Christmas. Each  sunday a candle is lit and when the last one is lit, it means there are only a few days until Christmas.  The first day of advent many families and friends gather and drink Gløgg and eat cookies. Some make lunch while others make a nice dinner. Here is a recipe for an non- alcoholic drink in stead of warm mulled hot ret wine for children and those who prefer not to drink in the afternoon. One can always add white wine or gin after the non-alcoholic people are served,

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APPLE GLØGG Hot cider with apples and spices

Serves 6

1-inch piece of fresh ginger, 1 lemon,, 1½ qt. cider 2 tbsp. sugar, 4 cinnamon sticks ,4 whole cloves

Garnish: 2 apples, diced, 2 oz. almonds, chopped, 1-2 oz. dried cranberries

Slice ginger and lemons and place them in a casserole together with cider, suger, cinnamon Sticks and cloves.  Bring to boiling and remove from the heat. Lad stand  at least two hours. Si, and warm gløgg up Again and pour into six glasses. Garnish with diced apples, chopped almonds and cranberries.

If you would like the recipe for the tradional warm Gløgg and cookies, check out my blog for December 2014.  .

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