Glögg, or mulled wine, is a beverage of European origins usually made with red wine along with various mulling spices and sometimes raisins. It is served hot or warm and may be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. Glögg comes from a word meaning "burning ember." Here's my version:
1 bottle of sweet red wine
1/2 bottle of brandy or vodka (add more if you like!)
2 cinnamon sticks (broken in half)
1/2 orange peel (dried or fresh)
3 whole cloves
1/2 cup raisins
8 oz. sugar
Heat the wine and brandy, spices, and fruit in a medium sized pot over low heat. Don't let it boil. Allow the mixture to simmer 45 - 60 minutes. Add sugar and stir to dissolve.
Strain through cheesecloth to remove all additions. Serve warm.