Glugg, spiced wine for holiday greetings

1 servings
25 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 1
2 oranges sliced

3 oz dried prunes

1 lb seedless raisins

6 cinnamon sticks

1 tablespoon whole cardamom seeds

12 -14 whole cloves

1 large can frozen grape juice


1 gal Port wine

1 gal Rose wine

1/2 gal 80-100 proof grain alcohol

1 quart cranberry juice


  • Place the orange slices, frozen grape juice, raisins, prunes, cinnamon sticks, cardamom seeds and cloves in a large saucepan.
  • Add just enough water to cover. Boil the mixture until the raisins are plump with liquid; about 30 minutes on high. Add small amounts of water as the water reduces from boiling.
  • You may also add some Port wine to enhance the taste of the fruit if you plan to use it to compliment a dessert or ice cream.
  • Let the fruit mixture cool and then place the cheesecloth in a large strainer to cover the inside and overlap the top.
  • Carefully pour the mixture through the cheesecloth to remove sediment. This will have to be done a few times until the liquid is clear of sediment. Set aside the fruit.
  • Return the liquid to the large saucepan. Over medium heat, add the Port and Rose wines and the vodka and stir. Taste to see if it needs more sugar and add according to taste.
  • You can add the cranberry juice if you like a more tart flavor. Heat the mixture until it is warmed through; approximately 10 minutes.


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