• 4 cups sweet apple cider

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 3 whole cloves

  • pinch of salt

  • 1 whole orange

  • 3/4 cup apple brandy or bourbon


  1. Combine apple cider, cinnamon stick, whole cloves and a pinch of salt in a saucepan. Halve the orange; squeeze the juice into the pan and add the peels. Bring to a simmer, then remove from the heat and let steep 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Strain into a pitcher and add 3/4 cup apple brandy or bourbon. Chill at least 2 hours or overnight.

  3. Serve in tall glasses on the rocks or reheat and serve warm in punch mugs. Garnish with orange slices.

| Adapted from Food Network Magazine