This hot drink is excellent on a cold december day and a great alternative to the Danish traditional Yuletide drink 'Gløgg', a kind of mulled wine. We know for a fact that the Vikings enjoyed mead, just not every day. Honey wine was a luxury drink reserved for special occasions. Exotic spices like ginger, cinnamon, allspice and cloves became common in DK during the Middle Ages and were incorporated in both foods and medicine. That was the beginning of hot and spiced wine or spirits. So try this recipe which combines Viking mead and medieval spices.
The series Viking slow food is produced by Ribe VikingeCenter and created with the support of Region Syddanmark.
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