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Glogg (Spiced Wine)

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Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn
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  • Yield: 8 servings

Use a deep, fruity red wine such as a syrah or merlot, and for the port, opt for a ruby.

Ingredients

3 1/2cups red wine
1 3/4cups port
1cup sugar
Peel from 2 oranges
2 cinnamon stick
10 fresh cardamom pods, cracked slightly
1cup brandy, aquavit, vodka or cognac
8tablespoons raisins
8tablespoons slivered or whole blanched almonds

Instructions

  1. Warm wine and port with sugar in a pot over medium heat. Tie orange peel and spices in a cheesecloth bag and add to wine. Simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Add brandy and simmer 5 minutes longer. Remove spices.
  3. Place 1 tablespoon each of raisins and almonds in mugs and add hot wine.

Recipe by Brett Jocelyn Epstein.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 340
  • Fat 5g
  • Sodium 5mg
  • Carbohydrate 32g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Protein 2g
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