|1 gallon||Cider or unfiltered apple juice|
|2||Apples, thinly sliced|
|2||Oranges, thinly sliced|
|2 tablespoons||Mulled spice mix|
|Dark rum or brandy (opt)|
Pour apple juice into a large stainless steel or enamel pot. Add the sliced apples, oranges, mulled spice mix and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Add vanilla. Strain into cup with a splash of dark run or brandy, if desired. Stir with cinnamon sticks.
Makes about 32 4-oz servings,
NOTE: Fresh orange or apple slices may be added before serving. To make hot mulled wine, substitute a mellow red wine for apple juice and add a few tablespoons of brown sugar, if desired. More juice or wine may be added as needed.
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