Hot Apple Punch
Submitted by: Barbiel
1/2 cup apple juice (natural, unfiltered)
1/8 piece of vanilla bean
1/8 piece of cinnamon stick
1/2 orange
1/4 tablespoon real vanilla extract
maple syrup (if really necessary) to taste
Slice the orange into rounds. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise. Pour the juice into a crock pot or stainless steel pot, add the oranges, vanilla extract and bean, and cinnamon. Bring up to a moderate boil and hold there for at least 15 minutes. Then reduce the heat to a simmer, and continue to cook 30-45 minutes longer. Add maple syrup if you must. May be kept warm all day-just add more juice in small amounts each time. Makes 2 servings

Hot Cranberry Drink
Submitted by: Barbiel
1 1/2 cups cranberry juice
1/2 cup frozen orange juice from concentrate
2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 piece of cinnamon stick
Combine all of the ingredients in a large glass bowl. Microwave on high for 8 minutes. You may also boil the ingredients for 12-15 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Serves 2.

Hot Baja Coffee
Submitted by: Barbiel
1 Bakers chocolate
1 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee
2 tablespoons Coffee Liqueur
3 tablespoons whipped cream
1 tablespoon Creme de Cacao
some hot water
In slow-cooker, combine hot water, coffee, and liqueurs. Cover and heat on low 2-4 hours. Ladle into mugs or heat-proof glasses. Top with whipped cream and grated chocolate. Serves in 2 Irish Coffee Cup.

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