5th Annual Gløgg Party

Sunday, February 7, 46 pm, 3600 T Street   |   Hosted by Linda Brooks and Ross Schipper

Stave off the winter blues and meet your neighbors, new BCA officers, and Board members at a traditional Scandinavian gløgg party, featuring a secret recipe passed down from Ross’ Norwegian grandmother. All Burleith residents and BCA members are welcome to this free event sponsored by the BCA.

RSVP by February 3 by phoning Linda at (202) 333-2826 or by emailing LBrooksLB@gmail.com.

Please provide name, address, phone number, and email for each attendee. A name badge (your free admission ticket) will be prepared for all guests to facilitate meeting new neighbors. Please also note whether you prefer hot mulled cider as a non-alcoholic option (and if you are under 21).

Gløgg, Scandinavia’s variant of mulled wine, basically consists of hot red wine with spices and a dash of some kind of spirit (e.g., whiskey, brandy, or aquavit). Spelled "gløgg" in Norway and Denmark and "glögg" in Sweden, this drink dates back to around the 4th century AD. The word "gløgg" comes from the Old Norse "glōth" for "glow." This glowing physical description is attributed to the sugar that is mixed in the gløgg (and what your face does after just one potent drink!).

Gløgg parties are common winter activities among Scandinavians, where they often gather at home to drink gløgg with good friends when it is icy cold and dark outside. There are a wide variety of gløgg recipes. The one Linda and Ross use comes from Ross’ Norwegian grandmother.