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Christmas Glogg

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Servings: 10
Categories: Alcoholic Beverages / Brandy / Christmas / Holidays / Wine

6    Cardamom seeds
6    Whole cloves
1    Quarter-sized piece fresh gingerroot
1    Cinnamon stick
1    Orange peel
4  quarts  Red wine
3/4  cup  Sugar
1  cup  Whole blanched almonds
1  cup  Dark seedless raisins
    Brandy, optional

Tie first 5 ingredients in cheesecloth. Place spicebag and wine in 6-quart saucepan. Cover & let stand overnight. Add sugar and simmer over medium-low heat for 30 min. Remove from heat and discard spice bag; stir in almonds and raisins. To Serve: Pour glogg into 4-6 oz. mugs and add a cinnamon stick for stirring. If desired, add 1 tsp. brandy to each mug. Ignite with a long match; let burn a few seconds until flame dies.

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