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Ginger Claret Punch

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Ingredients
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon stick 2 Inch
  Clove 6
  Lemon peel 2 (1 Inch Strips)
  Orange peel 2 (1 Inch Strips)
  Claret/Domestic burgundy wine 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Ginger ale 2 Cup (32 tbs), chilled
  Thin orange slice 2
  Thin lemon slice 2
Directions

In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup each sugar and water, 1/2 teaspoon each nutmeg and ginger, 1 (2-inch) piece stick cinnamon and 6 whole cloves stuck into 2 (1 -inch) strips each lemon peel and orange peel.
Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar.
Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, cover and let stand until cool.
With slotted spoon, remove cinnamon stick, clove-studded lemon peel and orange peel.
Add 3 cups claret (or domestic Burgundy wine).
Chill.
To serve, add 2 cups ginger ale, chilled, and garnish with thin orange and lemon slices.
Note:
To serve this as a hot punch, omit ginger ale and add wine to the hot, spiced sugar syrup.
Bring again to a simmer and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Beverage
Method: 
Chilling
Interest: 
Gourmet

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