Stud orange peel with cloves; set aside. In small bowl, combine raisins, almonds, sugar cubes, cinnamon sticks and cardamom. Toss gently to coat raisins with cardamom. Add orange peel. In 3-quart non-reactive saucepan combine raisin mixture with wine. Bring to simmering over low heat; simmer 5 minutes. Add aquavit; simmer 2 minutes. Ladle into heatproof punch cups or mugs, including some of the raisins and almonds in each serving. Serve with spoons.

To give glogg mix as a gift: Place studded orange peel in spiral form on rack in oven at 250°F. Bake until dry, about 45 minutes. Cool; add to raisin-spice mixture. Seal in plastic bag; tie with ribbon. Include instructions for making glogg. Give with a bottle of wine, if desired.

Ingredients

  • Peel from 1/2 large orange peel, cut in a spiral strip
  • 1 Teaspoon whole cloves
  • 3/4 Cup California raisins
  • 1/3 Cup whole blanched almonds
  • 12 small sugar cubes or 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, halved
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 bottle (750 milliliters) dry red wine
  • 3/4 Cup aquavit or vodka

Procedure

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 210 (Calories from Fat 13%); Total Fat 3 ( Saturated Fat 0; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 10; Potassium 269; Total Carbohydrate 18; Dietary Fiber 1; Sugars 15; Protein 2; Calcium 30; Iron 1;

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