Christmas Wassail Punch or Grog
A potent, warm, spiced punch for adults.
- 4 Cinnamon sticks
- 1T cloves (whole)
- 2 tsp allspice (whole)
- Square of cheesecloth
- 6 C red wine (use a dry wine, such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir)
- 10 C apple cider
- 1/2 C brown sugar
- 2 whole oranges, sliced
Place cloves, cinnamon and alspice on cheesecloth square and tie shut to form a bag. Combine spice bag, wine, cider and sugar in a large pot and heat to boiling. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Remove spice bag, pour into punch bowl and top with orange slices.
Makes about 1 gallon of punch.