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Hot mulled wine, served warm and potent for cold winter nights.

  • 1 bottle Tomten Holiday Spice Aquavit
  • 2 bottles inexpensive red wine
  • 3 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 10 Cardamom Pods
  • 1 Star Anise clove, seeds removed
  • 6 Cinnamon sticks
  • 6 Whole Cloves
  • 1 Whole Vanilla Bean
  • 2 Tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 Unpeeled Orange, Sliced in Rounds
  • 1/2 Cup Blanched, silvered almonds (for garnish)
  • 1/2 Cup Raisins (for garnish)

Mix 1 bottle of wine and all the spices except the almonds and raisins in a crockpot or large pan with a lid on. Warm very gently on low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to set on the counter for 4 hours to steep. When ready to serve, add the remaining wine and Aquavit and warm gently to 120 degrees F - do not simmer, or the alcohol will cook off. Serve warm, in small cups with raisins and almonds on the side for guests to add to their drinks. A crockpot on the counter is perfect.

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