Oh this is GOOD. And what is more CHEAP. I wanted to do two types of punch for my Christmas drinks party and Edmund’s sounded easy and good. It cost me about £4 for two litres compared to about £25 for the Madeleine Carroll’s Sauterne Punch – and I didn’t even use genuine Sauterne! I opted for the cheaper stuff. Anyhow. If you want a nice cheap crowd pleaser at your Christmas drinkies, this is it.
I doubled everything except the cloves – I didn’t want it too clovey…
1 quart sweet cider
1/2 cup sugar
8 sticks of cinnamon
12 whole cloves
1 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon salt
Mix all ingredients. Heat to boiling point. Let stand for several hours. Reheat. Remove the spices. Serve hot in metal cups or pottery cups.
Serves 4 to 8.
I did as above but I strained the liquid through a seive before reheating. Next time I would probably try and get some muslin or something finer as the allspice didn’t get strained out. It was good though!