Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider

Ingredients

  • 7 cups apple cider
  • 5 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 oranges, zested and juiced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 inch peeled ginger root, sliced
  • pinch of salt
  • 1½ cup brandy
  • ½ cup Triple Sec, or other orange-flavored liqueur

Directions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients except the brandy and the Triple Sec in a large saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Lower the heat to low to just keep the cider warm. Add the brandy and the Triple Sec and strain into mugs.