1 litre red grape juice- 0.5 litre apple juice
A few strips of orange peel – 1 Cinnamon stick
6-8 whole cloves – 4 cardamon pods
4-6 whole all spice corns (or 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice)
Almonds and raisins
1 litre blackcurrant juice – 0.5 litre apple juice
2 cinnamon sticks – Half a vanilla bean
4 cloves – 3 cardamom seeds (or pinch of ground cardamom)
1 tsp ground orange peel – 2 star anise
3–5 dl red wine
Put all the ingredients into a saucepan and bring to boil.
Leave to simmer on a low heat with lid on for 10 minutes
Leave to cool.
When cooled sieve to remove the spices
Re-heat and drink, or dilute with hot water to taste
Serve with a teaspoonful of raisins and a few skinned whole almonds in each cup