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Grandpa Billy's Glögg Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sandie Hunter

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 gallon port wine - Swiss Colony
1 cup alcohol (180 proof)
4 sticks cinnamon
1 package cracked cardamom seeds (12-15)
1 cup raisins
8-10 cloves
orange peel (if desired)
1-2 cups brandy or rum
1/2 - 1 cup brown sugar (this ingredient was added in 1987)

Version 2:
10 cardamom seeds
4 cinnamon sticks
8 cloves
1 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 gallon port wine
2 cups brandy or rum
1 cup raisins
1 cup grain alcohol

Directions:
Directions:
1. Bring wine to simmering point and simmer for 20 minutes with all spices added.
2. Turn off for a minute, add alcohol and stir it in.
3. Let set another minute and then light mixture and burn for a minute.
4. Let sit with occasional stirring for 10-11 days.

Version 2:
1. Boil cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, water and sugar.
2. Add remaining ingredients except for grain alcohol. Simmer 20 minutes.
3. Add grain alcohol. Turn off for 1 minute then ignite and burn for 1 minute.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I remember gathering around the kitchen and putting all of the ingredients in. We just about passed out when we smelled everything and were a little afraid that the house would explode when it was lit on fire. We had to sample it before it had cured and it was quite strong! After it set, it was good on a cold day after shoveling or playing outside. We also would sometimes just take out the raisins and eat those to get a little drunk. Occasionally we would use them in cooking and it would be a little surprise!

Other variations include adding 1 1/2 cups brown sugar or 6-10 sugar cubes, 6 prunes, orange peel and by using either rum or brandy

 

 

 

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