"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway
This recipe for Swedish Glogg (Sweden), by Mats Johannson, is from Meals and Memories,
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1 quart of inexpensive red port wine, 1 quart of inexpensive vodka, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 4 cups of water, 8 pods of cardamom, 20 cloves, 1 peel of orange, 2-4 sticks of cinnamon, broken, 1 handful of raisins, almonds.
Dissolve sugar in water and add the last 6 ingredients. Boil 15 minutes then add vodka and port. Bring back to boil and remove from heat. Serve warm with gingersnap cookies.
This is a traditional Swedish holiday drink shared with us by the Johansson family. It's also said to cure the common cold.
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