Glögg Recipe

Watch the video above to learn the technique, and for Aquavit's full recipe see below:

2 bottles dry red wine
1/2 bottle oport wine
1 cup vodka
1/2 pound dried figs, sliced
1/2 pound raisins
2 oranges, peeled into ribbons and juiced
8 ounces light brown sugar
2 star anise
4 long peppers
5 cloves
7 cardamom pods
3 cinnamon sticks

Place all ingredients in a large pot and bring mixture to a simmer, stirring from time to time. Remove from heat and allow glögg to macerate for 2 hours. Strain when ready to use, reheat and serve with blanched almonds, raisins, and pepparkakor (ginger snaps) on the side.
Serves 8-10