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9 yummy drink recipes for fall and winter

By: Ashley Chase on Oct. 19, 2010, 6:34 a.m.
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Spiked apple pie punch

This party beverage works well both hot and cold. With one 750-milliliter bottle of grain alcohol, you can serve about 36 people and get them all feeling seasonal with the apple and cinnamon flavors.

Prep time: 5 minutes, Cook time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

• 1 gallon apple juice

• 1 gallon apple cider

• 3 cups white sugar

• 8 cinnamon sticks

• 1 bottle 190 proof grain alcohol (750 ml)

Directions

1. In a large pot, combine juice, cidar, sugar and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool completely.

2. When cool, stir in grain alcohol.

3. Transfer to large serving dish and let guests ladle into cups. Garnish with additional cinnamon sticks or apple slices, if desired.

(From Allrecipes.com)