Spirited Apple Cider
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- 12 whole cloves
- 6 whole allspice
- 3 cinnamon sticks, each 3 inches, broken
- 1 tbsp. grated orange rind
- 2 quarts apple cider
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup cranberry juice cocktail
- 1/2 cup dark rum
- 1/2 cup apple flavored brandy
1Tie first 4 ingredients in a cheesecloth bag. Mix spice bag and cider in large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cook 35 minutes or til mixture is reduced to 4 cups.
2Discard spice bag. Stir in orange juice and remaining ingredients. Simmer over medium heat til heated. Makes 8 cups.