Monday, December 15, 2008

Holiday Drinking

A twist on the traditional.

Mulled Pom-Apple Cider

4 cups pomegranate juice
3 cups cider
6 dried pears
6 dried apples
2 to 3 strips orange zest
5 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
5 allspice berries
1 star anise
Brandy, rum, vodka or port

Put the pomegranate juice and cider in a large non-reactive pot along with the dried fruits, orange zest, and spices. Warm gently over low heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 30 minutes. Take care not to let the mixture boil. Serve in clear mugs or glasses with spices and dried fruit, and add a splash of your favorite liquor.

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