Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Public Service

I found this on the internet. Mr Yarn and I bought stuff at Cost Plus where you just add wine, but lets all try this one out.


1 liter of "wine" (red port, tawny port, or red wine)
1 liter of "spirits" (vodka, aquavit, or equiv.)
1.5 liter of water
.5 liter of "sugar" (caramel, brown sugar or plain sugar)

[I use California Red "Port" for the wine, Smirnoff Vodka for the
spirits, and white cane sugar]


peel of one half orange, torn into pieces
approx. 16 cm of cinnamon stick (bark), broken into several pieces
8 green cardamom pods
3 tsp. sliced almonds
16 whole cloves
handful of raisins
8 whole allspice


In a 4 liter saucepan, bring the water to a small boil, add sugar.

When sugar is dissolved, add spices and continue at a small boil
for about 15 minutes.

Mix in liter of wine. Mix in liter of spirits.

Turn burner down to low, cover saucepan, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Turn off burner, and let steep for 2-3 hours.

Strain off spices and bottle. Spices can be reused *once*.

How to drink:

Warm gl|gg in saucepan. Do not boil. Serve in warmed glasses
with a couple raisins (and/or slivered almonds).

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