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Lena’s Glogg

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Makes12 to 18 servings

CostModerate

Easy

Total Timea day or more

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCocktail Party

Recipe Coursebeverage

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Moodfestive

Taste and Texturespiced, winey

Type of Dishalcoholic beverage

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts dry red wine
  • 8 cardamom pods
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • Zest of 1 lemon cut into strips
  • Zest of 1 navel orange cut into strips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 to 18 whole blanched almonds
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 6 to 8 ounces Aquavit
  • 1 dozen 4-ounce glasses
  • 1 dozen small silver spoons

Instructions

  1. In a non-aluminum kettle, combine the wine with the cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, orange zest, and lemon zest. Stir to mix and set aside to steep overnight.

  2. Next day, add the sugar and warm the mixture over very low heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is hot, about 15 minutes.

  3. Place 1 almond and 2 or 3 raisins in each glass. Add about 1 tablespoon of Aquavit to each glass and place a silver spoon in each. Pour the hot wine into the glass and serve.

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