Red red wine

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Is simmering on my stovetop as I type this.

Those things floating in the picture are lemon rind, a cardamom pod, and somewhere in there are the cinnamon stick and cloves. After the preparation has simmered for another forty minutes or so, it will be ready for the brandy and the cup.

Merry Christmas!

7 Responses to “Red red wine”

  1. Zardoz Says:

    As I read your post I’m enjoying a glass of glögg—it’s a Scandinavian brew made of one part Everclear, one part Mogen David Concord wine, one to two parts water, cardamom seed, blanched almonds, cloves, cinnamon stick and raisins. Mix it all together, heat it on the stove until it almost boils, flame it, quickly cover it to put the fire out (don’t want to burn off too much of the Everclear) and then let it sit on the spices for a couple of days.

    Served warm, it’s just the thing to restore circulation in frozen fingers and toes.

    Yes, my fingers and toes are doing just fine, thank you.

  2. Andrea Harris Says:

    I don’t think we can get Everclear in Florida… I used to make my glögg with Gallo Burgundy wine and brandy. Yum.

    I forgot to mention that what I was making today was glühwein; it’s similar to glögg, just without the raisins and almonds and setting on fire.

    Happy Christmas drinking!

  3. RebeccaH Says:

    Merry Christmas, Andrea, and to all of yours.

  4. The_Real_JeffS Says:

    Merry Christmas, Andrea!

  5. Andrea Harris Says:

    Thanks, guys! You have a great one too!

  6. McGehee Says:

    I’ve been enjoying Scotch on the rocks, myself.

    Merry Christmas to all and to all a nood gight.

  7. kc (prairiecat) Says:

    Happy Christmas!

    No cooking or cleaning or diapering today, just lazing around eating leftovers, drinking coffee from my new percolator, & finding stuff to read online.

    Maybe it’s not Christmas, maybe I’ve died & gone to Heaven.

    Merry Merry to all!

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