Norwegians have never been used to wasting things. Gløgg appeared from the spoilt wine which was made drinkable again by adding spices and honey. Today Gløgg is cooked with normal red wine flavored with cloves, cinnamon, and served with a portion of raisins and almonds.
It is a must-have drink at every julebord or Norwegian Christmas party. It is considered a common accompaniment to Christmas rice pudding. For kids there is a special alcohol-free version of Gløgg made of syrup. Norwegians typically feast on Gløgg between November and early January.