I was given this recipe when touring a home in our community that was presented in full period costume and celebration for the Christmas holiday. In 1821 a German settler brought to the area the first tree for decorating, presented the traditional Yule L
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 tablespoon whole cloves
- 6 cinnamon sticks
- 3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
- 3 3/4 cups white sugar
- 2 quarts water
- 2 quarts orange juice
- 2 cups lemon juice
- 1 gallon apple cider
Wrap the cloves, cinnamon stick, and ginger in cheese cloth, and tie with string.
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water and spice bag. Simmer and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and refrigerate overnight.
Before serving, stir in the orange juice, lemon juice, and cider. Reheat over medium low flame, and serve warm. Be careful not to boil.