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Hot "Porcupine" Cider
Submitted by: JanDee
64 fl. oz. of apple juice or apple cider
1 medium-sized apple, whole
20 whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
Pour the apple juice into a slow cooker and set it on low. Wash the apple. Poke the cloves into the skin of the apple so it looks like a "porcupine" with clove spikes. Float the apple in the juice. Place cinnamon sticks in the juice. Cover and simmer for 1 hour before serving. Refrigerate any unused juice and reheat in the microwave by the mug.
Note from JanDee: So easy and delicious. Let it simmer in the slow cooker the longer the better!

Hot Toddy
Submitted by: JanDee
1 teaspoon honey
2 fl. oz. of boiling water
1 1/2 fl. oz. whiskey
3 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 slice lemon
1 pinch ground nutmeg
Pour the honey, boiling water, and whiskey into a mug. Spice it with the cloves and cinnamon, and put in the slice of lemon. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes so the flavors can mingle. Sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg before serving. This recipe is for a single serving.
Note from JanDee: Sure to take the nip out of winter's chilly winds.

Caroling Wine
Submitted by: JanDee
1 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups pineapple juice
6 whole cloves
3 whole allspice berries
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 tsp. salt
4 cups red wine
2 oranges
8 cinnamon sticks for garnish
In a large, non-aluminum saucepan, combine water, brown sugar, pineapple juice, and orange juice. Season with cloves, allspice, 2 cinnamon sticks, and salt. Cut the rind of the 2 oranges into strips and stir into the mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and let simmer for 15 minutes.Pour in the wine. Heat to just boiling and remove from the heat. Serve hot with a cinnamon stick for garnish. Makes 8 servings.
 

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