Geijer Glogg Liqueur
1889, the world’s first glögg liqueur, is based on a generations-old Swedish family recipe. The spicy-sweet notes of cardamom, cloves and cinnamon rounded out with a hint of almond and bitter orange makes 1889 an exciting drink component. 1889 can be used as a high quality falernum or as a fresh substitute for vermouth in classic cocktails.
The Swedish version – glögg – is flavored with traditional baking spices and botanicals. Kick that up a notch with the 20 percent alcohol of distilled spirits instead of red or white wine, and you have 1889 from the Geijer Glögg Co. of San Francisco, which is billed as the first glögg liqueur in the world. Company founder Martin Geijer collaborated with St. George Spirits in Alameda to create a formula using neutral spirits distilled from grain to enhance the spice notes in the liqueur.That brings the aromas and flavors of cardamom, clove and cinnamon to the fore, keeping the liqueur from being overly sweet or cloying. 1889 can be sipped cold or hot. Use it in cocktails such as muddled orange with rye whiskey or in orange juice with a splash of club soda.