This is the Swedish equivalent to mulled wine or glühwein.
A "Christmassy" drink that will warm you from the inside out.
Traditionally drunk in a small cup with a few raisins and almonds (blanched) in the bottom.
You can also make a non-alcoholic version with blackcurrant squash, or if you like it a bit stronger, you simply add 1 dl cognac.
- 1 bottle of red wine
- 1 dl sugar
- 2 1/2 dl water
- half a thumb sized piece of ginger
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 8 cloves
- 1 tsp cardamom seeds
- 1 slice of orange peel
Crush the ginger and break the cinnamon in half (if needed).
Bring the water and all the spices to the boil, and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
Sieve, and mix with the sugar and red wine. Heat the mixture, but do not boil.
Serve with a few raisins and almonds.