1 bottle of inexpensive sweet red wine
1 bottle of inexpensive bourbon
1 bottle of inexpensive dry sherry
4 cinnamon sticks
2 T. cardamom seeds
1 T. whole cloves
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. almonds
Mix all ingredients and to point just before boiling--DO NOT BOIL!
Turn off heat, cover, and let stand 24 hours. Strain and pour back
into bottles. (The strained fruit and nuts are good over ice cream.)
To serve: Heat in a coffee cup, but do NOT boil.