take seeds out of cardamom pods, put the seeds and the rest of the spices (1-4) in cheesecloth bag.
combine 1qt port, 1qt red wine, raisins and spice bag, simmer for 15-20 minutes.
add remaining port, red wine and almonds, heat through (but not hot enough to evaporate remaining alcohol).
In another pan, mix sugar with 1/3 of the brandy, light brandy on fire and melt sugar.
When sugar is melted add remaining brandy.
Then combine with the wine/port mixture.
Irish coffee cup