SPICED APPLE PUNCH

In this recipe, master sommelier Craig Collins of Irene’s in Austin, Texas brings together the best of traditional fall flavors and spices: apple cider, cinnamon, clove, and allspice. He recommends enjoying the punch “after your Thanksgiving meal, paired with pumpkin pie!”

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                      SPICED APPLE PUNCH


For the fall spice turbinado simple syrup:
1 cup turbinado sugar
1 stick cinnamon
10 whole cloves
10 whole allspice

For the punch:
1 1⁄4 cups fresh lemon juice
2⁄3 cup fall spice turbinado simple syrup
2 1⁄4 cups brandy, preferably Torres 5 Imperial
2⁄3 cup Gran Gala or Grand Marnier
1 3⁄4 cups hard apple cider, preferably Louisburg
2⁄3 cup ginger beer, preferably Fever Tree or Reed's
Lemon wheels, for garnish
Apple slices, for garnish
Cinnamon sticks, for garnish

Make the fall spice turbinado simple syrup: In a small pot, combine turbinado sugar, 1 cup water, cinnamon stick, cloves, and whole allspice. Bring to a boil until sugar has dissolved. Let cool and strain before using.
Combine lemon juice, simple syrup, brandy, and Gran Gala or Grand Marnier in a large punch bowl.
Immediately before serving, add a few generous scoops of ice and top with hard cider and ginger beer. Garnish with lemon wheels, apple slices, and cinnamon sticks.

sourched by:http://www.saveur.com/spiced-apple-punch-recipe

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