Mom's Spiced Apple Punch
2.00 ts Ground cinnamon
1.00 ts Dried grated lemon peel
0.25 ts Ground cloves
0.25 ts Ground allspice
0.25 ts Ground nutmeg
1.00 g Apple cider
1.00 qt Ginger ale; chilled
2.00 Red Delicious apples; cut
. crosswise into 1/4 inch
. thick slices, and
. cinnamon sticks to
Place spices in a 6-inch square of cheesecloth or a coffee filter and
tie with string. Pour the cider into a stockpot. Add the bundle of
spices. Stirring occasionally, cook over medium-low heat 1 1/2 hours.
Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature. Remove the spice
bundle and discard. Place the punch in a covered container and freeze.
Remove the punch from the freezer 4 hours before serving to partially
thaw. To serve, break into chunks. Add the ginger ale and stir until
slushy. Ladle into glasses and garnish with apple slices and cinnamon
Makes about twenty-two 6oz servings.