Seasonal and exciting, very showy for a group gathering.
What you need:
clove(s) however much you like, but we suggest using one per orange. Put in a stick of cinnamon if you want a little more spice.
1 bottle rum — Jamaican is standard, but we like Kirk and Sweeny or Appleton Estate if you are a purist.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 gallon Wilson’s Orchard apple cider
Tea cup or coffee mug
What you do:
Stud oranges with cloves and bake until they soften. Place them in a punch bowl and add rum and sugar. Set fire to the rum (Jamaican rum is recommended) and in a few minutes begin slowly adding cider, thus extinguishing the flames. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg, and keep the mixture hot.