I worked with Kim for many years, and her Hot Apple Cider Drink was a staple at our gatherings during the Fall.
I've planned parties around this beverage, always trying to come up with reasons to entertain in cold weather, just so I could serve this yummy, warming cup.
Here's the recipe:
1 teaspoon whole allspice
1 teaspoon whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
6 cups apple cider
3 cups orange juice (without pulp)
3 cups cranberry juice or cranberry juice cocktail
½ cup granulated sugar
With a piece of cheesecloth, tie a small bundle with the allspice, cloves and cinnamon.
Measure all liquids into a crockpot. Add and stir sugar until dissolved. Add the bundle of spices. Simmer until hot. The crockpot will make it effortless to keep the drink warm . . . if it lasts, that is . . . Be prepared to double the recipe.
This can also be prepared in a regular pot.
Wouldn't this be great for a Christmas Caroling party . . . ?