The raisin, almonds and spices infuse this warm festive beverage with a delicious and calming flavor. Take a moment between sips to inhale the delightful aroma. Best enjoyed among good company!
Spiced Mulled Wine
2 bottles red wine (inexpensive works the best!)
¾ cup brown sugar
peel of ½ lemon (not grated)
1-2 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
3 whole cardamom pods
½ cup organic blanched almonds
½ cup raisin or currants
In a slow cooker:
Combine all the ingredients and set on low for 8 hours.
Heat red wine in a large pot until it simmers, then stir in the sugar and add the remaining ingredients. Simmer on low for 4 to 6 hours.
*For extra cheer add a splash of port wine or brandy to each glass when serving