Star anise, cardamom and cinnamon add spunk to this festive mulled wine. (The spices can be found in bulk at natural foods stores and spice shops). For a non-alcoholic alternative, replace the wine with bottled organic cranberry drink.
Combine cranberry wine (or drink), orange juice, star anise, cardamom, 2 cinnamon sticks, honey and dried cranberries in a large saucepan. Bring to lowest simmer, cover and cook about 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let mixture steep 1 or more hours.
Strain liquid and return it to a saucepan. Reheat the glogg just before serving. Garnish each cupful with a cinnamon stick and an orange slice.
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