I did this for my Little House on the Prairie dinner, again, as it was snowing outside, this glowing drink as guests entered made for a hospitable atmosphere. There is a similar British version traditionally drunk at this time of year called Wassail which uses ale rather than cider.
- 4 litres of apple juice
- 4 litres of cider
- 450 g of dark brown sugar
- 8 sticks of cinnamon
- 1 bottle of Jack Daniels or Southern Comfort or grain alcohol.
Boil up the apple juice, cider, sugar and cinnamon.
Let it cool then stir in the grain alcohol.
Warm again and serve.