Steve’s Glugg!

This cider drink is a family favorite.  I am so happy to share it with all of you!


  • 2 quarts apple juice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 T whole cloves
  • 8 whole cardamom pods
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1/2 pound golden raisins
  • A fifth of dark rum (or to taste)
  • A fifth of brandy (or to taste)


  • Shell cardamom pods and crush seeds between two spoons.  Mix cardamom with cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
  • Place all spices in a clean handkerchief and tie tightly with a string.
  • Place spice sack in apple juice and simmer covered for 30 minutes.
  • Pour in raisins and let stand overnight.
  • Before serving, bring apple juice to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and let stand for one hour, uncovered.
  • Add rum and brandy, heat but do not boil.
  • Serve in mugs.