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Glögg

This bracing Swedish punch gets its kick from aquavit, a potent, potato-based liquor. The wine must steep with the spices for at least 12 hours before drinking, so begin your glögg a day ahead.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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3 whole cardamom pods
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3 whole cloves
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1 ½-inch piece fresh ginger
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1 3x1-inch piece orange peel
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1 cinnamon stick
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1 bottle medium-bodied, dry red wine
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⅓ cup sugar
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½ cup whole, blanched almonds
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¼ cup aquavit, optional

Instructions: 

1. Place cardamom pods into a heavy plastic bag, and crush them lightly with a rolling pin. Put cardamom, cloves, ginger, orange peel, cinnamon stick and wine into a nonreactive pitcher. Stir, cover and set aside in a cool place overnight.

2. Strain wine into a 2-quart, nonreactive saucepan, and stir in sugar. Before serving, bring it to a simmer, and stir in almonds and aquavit. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
310
Protein: 
4 g
Total Fat: 
9 g
Saturated Fat: 
g
Carbohydrates: 
23 g
Cholesterol: 
mg
Sodium: 
10 mg
Fiber: 
2 g
Sugar: 
17 g
Yield: 
SERVES 4