Hot Cranberry Cider Punch

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Total Time
30mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
20 mins

Cobbled together from several favorite Epicurus.com recipes, this is the absolute epitome of a Winter Holiday Punch. Simmered in a crockpot (after being strained), this will warm your guests heart and soul.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In large pan combine cranberry juice, cider, nectar, spices, orange and lemon peel.
  2. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered 20-30 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, strain through a fine-mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth.
  4. Taste punch and sweeten accordingly. Apple Cider and Cranberry Juice vary greatly in sweetness - you may need no sugar, or you may need a little more than listed.
  5. Add rum and butter, stirring until butter melts. Or, if having a non-alcoholic alternative is desirable, hold off on adding the rum to the entire punch and add 1 to 2 tbsp of rum to each mug, then fill to the rim with hot punch.