Pranna Winter Spice
1 bottle robust red wine, preferably malbec
1/2 cup black raisins, more for garnish
Peel from 1/2 lemon, in strips
5 green cardamom pods, crushed
2 cinnamon sticks, more for garnish
6 tablespoons turbinado or Demerara sugar, or to taste
4 ounces cachaça.
In a large glass or plastic container, combine wine, raisins, lemon peel and spices. Cover with lid or plastic wrap and let sit for 24 hours. Before serving, place mixture in a heavy saucepan over low heat until warm. Add sugar, and stir till dissolved. Add cachaça and turn off heat. Strain and serve in small cups, garnished with raisins and cinnamon, broken into small sticks.
Time: 5 minutes plus 24 hours to infuse
Yield: 6 to 8 drinks.