Cranberry Mulled Cider
Category : Punch
24 whole cloves
1 orange
8 cups apple cider
4 cups cranberry juice
1/2 cup sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon Angostura bitters
24 whole allspice
1 cup dark rum (optional)

Press cloves into orange and place it in a heavy saucepan. Add water, cranberry juice, sugar, cinnamon, bitters and allspice. Bring to a simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours.

Strain into punch bowl or crock pot. and add the rum, if desired.

Makes 12 servings.