As you probably know I love old cookery books with old recipes.Charity shops are my biggest source for such finds and nothing makes me happier to find an old book that’s been pre-loved and passed on to be found and loved again.
I found recipe in an 80’s slow cooker recipe book but as usual I’ve had a bit of a fiddle.The cinnamon sticks replaces ground cinnamon, I’ve used the apples differently from the original recipe but the alcohol content is the same.This punch is very warming and pleasant to drink and can be easily steadily drunk without realising it was having an effect on you.
Slow Cooker Halloween Punch
1 litre (2 pints) dry cider
1 cinnamon stick, broken into two
2 apples, cored and thinly sliced
2 tbsps light brown sugar
1 orange sliced
150 ml (14 pint) gin
Preheat the slow cooker on HIGH.Pour the cider into the slow cooker.Place the cinnamon stick pieces and cloves into a small piece of muslin and tie with string.Carefully hang the bag into the pot and leave the string to dangle over the side.Add the apple slices.Leave on HIGH for one hour.Remove the muslin bag, add the sugar, stirring until dissolved.Turn to LOW and add the orange slices.Stir in the gin just before serving.
Joining in with Mediocre Mum’s Slow Cooker Sunday.