Holiday Rye Punch

1 750 ml bottle of Oak & Eden rye

2 Family sized black tea bags

1 Orange peel

2 qt Spiced sweet tea, Orange

1 Cinnamon stick

1 Clove, whole

1/2 cup Sugar

2 qt Apple cider

6 cups Ice

4 1/2 cup Water

 

Serving Size: 16

Preparation: Rocks Glass with Medium sized Ice Cubes

Directions: 

Orange Spiced Sweet Tea:

  1. In a pot place water, tea bags, orange peel, cinnamon stick and clove and bring to a boil. Once it starts to boil remove from heat and let brew for 3-4 minutes.

  2. Remove tea bags, peel, cinnamon stick and clove and pour tea into a large pitcher.

  3. Add the sugar and ice and stir until ice melts completely.

  4. Refrigerate until you are ready to make the Holiday Rye Punch.

Holiday rye Punch:

  1. In a large punch bowl mix together the apple cider, water, rye, and Orange Spiced Sweet Tea.

  2. Add 3 cups ice, 4-5 orange slices and 1/2 cup cranberries to the punch.

  3. Place garnishes on a serving plate.

  4. Have glasses and ice available for guests to serve themselves.