Glogg Cocktail Recipe

A classic Scandinavian hot spiced wine punch that warms the soul at Christmas.

1 bottle full-bodied red wine

1/3 cup raisins

1/3 cup blanched almonds

5 crushed cardamom

5 whole cloves

1 cinnamon stick

1 peel of a small orange

4 ounces vodka or cognac

Sugar to taste

1. Mix wine, raisins, almonds, and spices in a container with a lid. Reserve a few raisins and almonds for garnish.

2. Let the mixture stand in a closed container at room temperature for 24 hours.

3. Before serving, heat the mixture on the stove on medium-high heat until boiling.

4. Add vodka and sugar.

5. Serve hot with a few raisins and blanched almonds in each cup.

(Serves 6)