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       Title: Mulled Apple Juice
  Categories: Polkadot, Lisa, Beverages, Spicy
       Yield: 1 Servings
      25    Cinnamon sticks,
            -2 inches long (about 3
       6    Whole nutmegs (1 ounce)
     1/3 c  Each: chopped dried orange
            -lemon peel
            -(drying instructions
     1/4 c  Each: whole allspice AND
            -whole cloves
       2 tb Finely chopped,
            -crystalized ginger
   Put cinnamon sticks and nutmeg in a plastic bag and crush with a
   rolling pin or bottom of a small heavy skillet until broken in small
   pieces. (The nutmeg will be quite stubborn.)  Mix with remaining
   ingredients. Keep the mix in a glass jar until ready to use.
   Alternatively, you could place 3 generous tablespoons of the mix in a
   5-inch square of cheescloth and tie the bundle with string.  I don't
   care for this method as I've found you end up with little floaters of
   the cheesecloth “string” in the final mulled concoction.  I prefer to
   put some of the mix in a silver tea ball instead.
   The actual mulling recipe follows: Stir 1/2 cup water and 1/3 cup
   granulated sugar in a large saucepan. Heat over medium heat until
   sugar is dissolved.  Add 3 1/4 cups of wine (red or white) and the
   spice bag or teaball filled with spice mix. Reduce heat to low, cover
   and heat very gently until mixture is very hot but not boiling (about
   20 minutes). To mull apple juice, add a spice bag to 8 cups of apple
   juice.  Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 30
   to 35 minutes.
   I've also been told that mulled cranberry juice is quite good, but I
   haven't tried it yet.
   To dry citrus peel: With a vegetable peeler, remove the colored part
   of peel from 2 large oranges and 4 lemons. Place in single layer on
   plate; cover with a paper towel and let stand at room temperature 1
   day or until dried. Snip in small pieces with kitchen shears or chop
   Enjoy!! -- Earl Locken
   * The Polka Dot Palace BBS 1-201-822-3627.  Posted by LISA