Christmas Punch
Submitted by: Barbiel
1 liter red wine
1/8 liter orange licor
1/8 liter Port wine
3 oranges
1/4 stick cinnamon
2 soup spoon brown sugar
12 cloves
juice from one orange
Bring red wine, orange licor and Port wine to cook (but not boil). From the first orange, peel it, reserve the juice; from the second one, peel and slice it, reserve the peels; from the third, pick all around with 12 cloves. Add all ingredients to the punch. Add orange juice and the whole orange with cloves. Decorate with orange peels. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Makes 4 servings.

German Glow Wine

Submitted by: Barbiel (GermanCorner)
1 liter red wine
1/8 liter water
60 grams sugar (approx 2oz)
1/4 stick cinnamon
3 cloves
Peelings of half a lemon or two lemon slices
Bring the sugar, spices and water to a boil. (instead of the water experts say that you really should use apple wine for a better flavor) Then let this mixture steep for 30 minutes. Finally, mix in the remainder of the apple wine and carefully reheat to just under the boiling point. If desired, flavor with lemon or orange juice to taste. Serves 4.
Note: Glühwein is sometimes also made from raspberry, blueberry and blackberry wines.

Submitted by: Barbiel
1 orange
1 tablespoon cardamom seeds
1 teaspoon whole cloves
6 cups Port wine
3/4 cup raisins
2 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon Bitters
2 cups Aquavit or Vodka
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup whole natural almonds
With vegetable peeler, remove peel from orange; reserve orange for another use. On a 6x6" piece of cheesecloth combine cardamom seeds and cloves. Tie with string to form a spice bag. In non-aluminum saucepot combine wine, raisins, cinnamon sticks, bitters, orange peel and spice bag. Cover and let stand at room temperature 6 hours. Stir in aquavit or vodka and sugar. Over medium heat, bring to a boil. Remove from heat and discard orange peel, spice bag and cinnamon sticks before serving.  Serves 12.

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