(as per Margaret Swanson)
1 gallon white port
1 pint rum
1 pint brandy
1 pint vodka, grain alcohol, or aquavit
Simmer 2 cups golden raisins in 1 cup water. Boil 2 cups sugar in 1 cup water (omit sugar if you don’t like very sweet drinks but keep amt of water)
2-3 orange peels (i.e. the peel of 2-3 oranges), 12 cardamom pods, 6 whole cloves, 2 sticks of cinnamon, all tied in cheesecloth and boiled a while in 1-1/2 cups of water.
Mix all liquors plus all water from boilings and the raisins. Heat up to the boiling point. May be ignited if grain alcohol used.