This is great for trimming the tree. Serve cold or keep in a saucepan over very low heat or a slow cooker.

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Servings:
22
Yield:
11 cups
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Ingredients

22
Original recipe yields 22 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Peel the skin from the orange leaving the bitter white pith behind. Stick the cloves into the skin. Squeeze the juice from the orange and add to the 2-3/4 cups orange juice. Place all ingredients into a large nonreactive pan and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat, cover and allow to stand at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Serve warm or cold.

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Nutrition Facts

66 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 16.2g 5% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 3.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
Yummy stuff! Make it just how the recipes states or jazz it up with more of the ingredients and it still is great. The only thing that I do consistently when I make this is I that use apple cider instead of apple juice. I have people ask me to bring this drink for fall and winter parties all the time. It is really that good. Read More
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29 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
Yummy stuff! Make it just how the recipes states or jazz it up with more of the ingredients and it still is great. The only thing that I do consistently when I make this is I that use apple cider instead of apple juice. I have people ask me to bring this drink for fall and winter parties all the time. It is really that good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
Fabulous! And no added sugar which is a waist line bonus. I added 1 Tbsp. of cinnamon and extra cloves for some extra spiciness. Try it you won't be disappointed--but be sure to use FRESH orange juice a lot of supermarkets sell it now it just isn't the same with frozen or carton juice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2006
Had last weekend at a fall baby shower that I hosted. I kept it in a crockpot on low and it made the house smell so good. The key is starting with a good brand of cider - I used a locally made cider out of Seattle. Great drink to warm you up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
Yum! I doubled the spices in this and let it sit all day. The longer it sat, the better it got! The whole spices made for a very pretty drink. My kids loved it as well. I served this to company with a shot of applejack brandy for those who wanted it. Huge hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2006
I used one lemon and one orange and I sliced them into thick slices and stuck the cloves (about 20) into the edges of the slices 'cause I thought it was prettier. I also used 3 cinnamon sticks intead of just 1. It had a lot of flavor let me tell you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2006
Made this in the crockpot for a holiday party last winter and it was an absolute hit! Had some bourbon on the side for those who wished to spike it and that was tasty as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2005
What a wonderful drink to warm up cold winter days! I doubled the recipe for a party and it was a big hit. After bringing it to a boil on the stovetop I transferred the cider into a big crockpot and kept it hot on the low setting. I did make a few changes to the recipe due to the ingredients I had on hand: I used a couple pinches of ground cloves because I did not have whole cloves. I only used a quarter amount of the fresh orange juice because that's the amount I got after squeezing a few oranges. I doubled the amount of raisins and cinnamon sticks for extra flavor. Serve this delicious hot drink with a spoon so your guests can eat the plump raisins as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2006
Definitely better the longer it mulls! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2010
I made mine with a few modifications: Used whole orange slices with whole cloves (approx. 30) stabbed into the orange skin, and sprinkled a 1/4 tsp. ground cloves and 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon into the pot in addition to the cinnamon sticks (I used 2). I allowed it to simmer for a few hours--everyone raved about it at our New Years party! Read More
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