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Spicy Citrus Punch

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Ingredients
  Water 4 Quart
  Whole allspice 1 Teaspoon
  Whole cinnamon 2
  Lemons 6
  Oranges 6
  Tea leaves 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Whole cloves 6
Directions

Put 2 quarts of water in a pan and add the 1 tablespoon cloves, allspice and cinnamon.
Using a vegetable peeler, remove the thin outer zest from peel of the lemons and oranges; reserve the fruit.
Add fruit peel to spices; cover, bring to simmering.
Reduce heat and steep (below boiling point) for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile bring remaining 2 quarts water to boiling, remove from heat, add tea, cover, and steep for 10 minutes.
Strain both mixtures and combine; while still hot, stir in the sugar until dissolved.
Add the juice of the lemons and oranges (strained).
If made ahead, refrigerate until needed.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American

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