2 quarts (2 liters) apple cider
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. mint leaves
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 oranges, sliced
1/2 cup apricot brandy or other spirits (optional)
Orange slices (with cloves stuck in them)
In large saucepan combine cider, cinnamon, mint, nutmeg and sugar. Stick cloves into orange slices and add to cider. Simmer slowly (do not boil). Before serving, add alcohol if desired. Pour into punch bowl and garnish with orange slices (stuck with whole cloves), cinnamon sticks and apple slices.
Honey or brown sugar may be substituted in recipe for the powdered sugar if needed.
Makes 12-16 servings.
Date: November 8, 2005