Gently simmer the red wine, port, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and orange peel in a large pot set over medium-low heat. Stir in the sugar, rum and brandy. Continue simmering 5 minutes more, stirring to completely dissolve the sugar, and till the mixture is steaming but not boiling.
Mix the raisins and almonds together in a bowl.
To serve, ladle into coffee cups or small glass or ceramic mugs. Garnish each cup with a spoonful of the raisin and almond mixture.