Try this alternative to the usual hot mulled wine. This unusual drink is sold at various indoor and outdoor cafes of Copenhagen.Go ahead raise a glass this holiday season and then finish it off by eating the dried fruit and almonds in the glass ,so much fun!!!
Makes 6 drinks
1 navel orange
1 (750 -ml ) bottle dry red wine
1/2 cup sugar
3 whole cloves
1 (1 inch ) cinnamon stick
1/4 tsp whole All spice
1 green cardamon pod
1 thin slice fresh ginger
1/2 cup Tawny port
1/2 cup aquavit
1/4 cup kirsch
1/4 cup vodka
1/2 -1 cup rasins (to taste)
1/3 cup sliced blanched almonds.
Remove zest from lemon and orange with a vegetable peeler, reserving fruit for another use.
Heat half bottle of red wine, sugar ,zests ,spices and ginger in a 2 quart saucepan over moderate heat, stirring to dissolve sugar, until just barely simmering (do not boil). Simmer gently for 10 minutes, then cool. Pour through a fine sieve into a bowl.
Stir in remaining wine and other alcohols. Heat in a cleaned saucepan over moderate heat until just warm.
Divide rasins and almonds among 6 small coffee cups or heatproof glasses and ladle in glogg. Serve with small spoons for eating rasins and almonds.