Why I Love This Recipe
Recipe found in Grandma Pat’s recipe box. It was newspaper clipping glued to a note card. She attributed it to Bob Sailstad.
Ingredients You'll Need
3 sticks (2-3 inches long) cinnamon
20 whole cloves
1 cup water
1/2 cup raisins
2-3 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup currents
1/4 cup sugar
2 bottle (4-5 quarts each) red wine
1 bottle (4-5 quart) port
1 cup rum
1 cup akvavit or brandy
In a sauce pan, add cinnamon, cloves and water.
Cover and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and let simmer 1/2 to 3/4 hour.
Strain and discard spices
In a gallon kettle add spicy water, raisins, almond, currents, sugar, wine, port, rum, akvavit or brandy. Heat thoroughly, but do not boil.
Keep hot over a warmer or or warm heat until time to serve.
Pour into a large warmed glass or silver bowl.
If desired, float several thin slices of oranges for garnish. Skaal!