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I'm still in the holiday spirit and want to share with you a great hot drink that my guests always like. This works for a Christmas brunch, apres ski, or for New Year's Eve. Keep it warm in a slow cooker. Refrigerate leftovers and rewarm it by the mug-full in the microwave.
I don't remember where this recipe comes from, but I've been making it for years.
Cranberry Hot Toddies
Makes 16 cups
- 2 oranges
- whole cloves
- 3 quarts 100% juice cranberry juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 bottle (750 ml) dark rum
In a large saucepan, bring the juice, oranges, and sugar to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Cover and let simmer for 5 minutes. Pour in the rum and transfer to a slow cooker.
To serve, ladle into mugs, topping each mug with a studded orange slice, if desired.
Beth Fish's Notes: if you use cranberry juice cocktail you may want to omit the sugar; if you use pure unsweetened cranberry juice you might want to double the sugar.