When I was a young girl, I loved winter time and coming home to the smell of cinnamon goodness simmering on the stove. To this day the smell of this cider reminds me of all things mothering, good, loving, and happy. It takes me back to North Carolina with its crisp winter air, faces pink from the cold, hearts happy with love, and the warmth that family can bring.
1 gallon Apple Juice or clear cider ( I prefer organic)
1/2 gallon white grape juice
1 quart fresh water
8-10 cinnamon sticks
Slice oranges as seen in picture above. Stick several cloves into the top of each slice.
In a large pot add juices, water, and cinnamon sticks. Float the orange slices. Heat on medium until warm enough to serve. Simmer as long as needed. You can add more water and juice as it cooks. I've also placed this in a crock pot and let it simmer all day!
Adults can add a splash of fireball whiskey to their cup for a little extra warmth. I had never had it this way but a friend of mine came up with it and it is pretty good! Remember to Drink Responsibly please!