This is a classic, spiced apple punch to warm up your party.
- 64 fluid ounces apple cider
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 1 medium orange
- 2 cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish
- 6 whole cloves
Place apple cider and sugar in a large pot over medium heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Peel entire orange with a vegetable peeler, removing zest but avoiding getting too much white pith.
Add orange peel, cinnamon sticks, and cloves to cider mixture. Bring cider to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Pour cider through a strainer into a large punch bowl. Garnish mugs with cinnamon sticks if desired. Serve warm.