This recipe for Swedish Glüg has been in my family for generations. One of my
characters in my short story, Christmas on Cape Cod -- which can be found in the
Christmas anthology, Making Spirits Bright, also makes it. Glüg will warm your
heart...and soul to the core! Just make sure you have a designated driver!
4/5 quart Swedish Aquavit or whiskey
1 gallon port wine
¼ cup sliced almonds
¼ cup raisins
8 cardamom seeds
6 cloves, whole
1 t. allspice
2 cinnamon sticks broken in half
1 orange rind (opt.)
Simmer for ½ hour; then bring to light boil
Carefully hold match over surface to light and flash burn briefly and pour ½ cup
sugar through the flame
Cover, turn off, and ladle into mugs…Yum!
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