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       Title: Hot Mulled Cider
  Categories: Beverages
       Yield: 32 servings
  
       1 ga Cider or unfiltered apple
            -juice
       2    Apples, thinly sliced
       2    Oranges, thinly sliced
       2 tb Mulled spice mix
       2    Bay leaves
       1 ds Vanilla
            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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