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Cider Wassail Punch

 Cider Wassail Punch
Cinnamon, cloves, apple cider and cranberry juice blend together to create a wonderful drink with an aroma to match. If you don’t have a percolator, simmer this drink on the stove and strain well before serving. —Sharon Tipton, Orlando, Florida
9 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups apple cider or juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 medium orange, quartered
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 16 whole cloves
  • 1 cup rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon bitters, optional
  • Orange peel strips, optional

Directions

  • In a percolator, combine the juices and sugar. Place the orange,
  • cinnamon sticks and cloves in the percolator basket; cover and begin
  • perking.
  • When cycle is complete, discard orange and spices. Stir in rum and
  • bitters if desired. Garnish with orange peel strips if desired.
  • Yield: 9 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 203 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 18 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.