This recipe is from Glögg Recipies.com. I’m a homebrewer, so I strongly encourage you to try and make it yourself. If you aren’t feeling so daring, you should be able to pick up a bottle of non-alcoholic (in other words, needs red wine added to it) from Ikea or some place like Cost Plus World Market. I highly recommend this one. With the drink mixer, you can add it to heated water and serve it to children. Trust me, they will love it too.
– 1 pint of rum (we like Cruzan Dark)
– 1 pint of grain alcohol
– 2 quarts of port wine
– 1/2 cup of sugar
– 1 cinnamon stick
– 4 cardamom seeds
– 2 whole cloves
– 1/2 cup of seedless raisins
– 1/2 cup of blanched almonds
– 8 pitted prunes
– 2 cups water
How To Prepare
1). Get a cheesecloth bag and tie the cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon stick within.
2). In a small stovetop pot or saucepan, add the water and drop the spice bag in. Bring it to a boil for about 30-45 seconds.
3). Now, get a large stock pot (we use a 6 gallon pot). Pour in the grain alcohol, rum, and port wine.
4). Now add the cheesecloth spice bag and whatever is left of the water. Also add the raisins, prunes, almonds, and sugar.
5). Heat until the mixture is hot. Do not boil the mixture.
You can serve it now, but we like to let it simmer on low heat for at least an hour.
And, for all you pyromaniacs out there, here is a recipe from Allrecipes.com. That’s right, this recipe is one of the version out there that is not for the feint of heart. Fortunately, you don’t serve this one flaming (I’ve seen those too) so you aren’t likely to scare your guests too much.