Holiday Wassail
Category : Punch
1 orange, washed
1 lemon, washed
1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
3 (3-inch) sticks cinnamon
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 gallon apple cider
2 cups orange juice
1 cup fresh lemon juice

Carefully peel orange and lemon, keeping the rind intact as you peel. Insert cloves into the rinds.

Combine the clove-studded rinds, cinnamon sticks, sugar and apple cider in a large cooking pot; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool completely.

To serve, add orange and lemon juices to mixture and heat until hot, but not boiling.

Makes 5 quarts.