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


  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.

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