2 quarts cranberry- apple juice
2 quarts cranberry juice
1 cup orange juice
11⁄2 cups sugar
1 cup lemonade
4 cinnamon sticks
20 whole cloves
30 red- hot candies
3⁄4 to 1 cup rum, optional
1. Combine the juices, sugar, lemonade, spices, candies, and rum, if using, in a 5- quart stockpot.
2. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour. Remove the spices.
3. Cool and refrigerate until serving time. Reheat in a micro wave- safe container.
Notes and Tips:
For easy removal of the spices, place the cinnamon sticks and cloves in a piece of cheesecloth and secure with string before adding to the juice mixture.
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