Swedish Christmas Glogg

Ingredients

  • 2 (750 milliliter) bottles fruity red wine, such as Beaujolais
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle port wine
  • 3 (3 inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 14whole cloves
  • 1orange, peel cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup white sugar, or to taste
  • ¾ cup rum, or to taste
  • ¼ cup brandy, or to taste
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Gently simmer the red wine, port wine, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and orange peel in a large pot set over medium-low heat. Stir in the sugar, rum, and brandy. Continue simmering 5 minutes more, stirring to completely dissolve the sugar, and the mixture is steaming but not boiling.

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  • Step 2

    Mix the raisins and almonds together in a bowl.

  • Step 3

    To serve, ladle into coffee cups or Swedish-style small glass or ceramic mugs. Garnish each cup with a spoonful of the raisin and almond mixture.

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