|½ gallon||Dry red wine|
|1 cup||Almonds; blanched|
|1 cup||Raisins; seedless|
|¼ cup||Bitter orange peel; dried|
|1 tablespoon||Cloves; whole|
|1 teaspoon||Fennel seed|
|⅔ cup||Sugar; to taste|
Mix red wine, port, vermouth, almonds and raisins in a bowl. Fill a cloth bag with the spices and orange peel and place in the wine mixture; cover and let sit overnight.
Pour wine mixture with the spice bag into a large pot and heat to just barely simmering for a few minutes. Remove from the heat and add thew liquors. Reheat to barely simmering, remove the spice bag and pour into a chafing dish; cover and keep warm over a low heat.
Serve with some almonds and raisins in each cup with spoons.
From the Wine Lover's Drink Book by John J. Poister, published by Collier Books, ISBN 0-02-010090-6.
Posted by Jim Weller
Submitted By JIM WELLER On 08-13-95
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