Spiced Percolator Punch

Spiced Percolator Punch
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If a coffeemaker upgrade relegated your old percolator to the attic years ago, here's another use for it: cocktail hour. Thrifty housewives have long repurposed the pot to make aromatic punches. The percolator continuously cycles hot liquids, which infuses spices and concentrates juices, making for a fragrant winter drink.

Spiced Percolator Punch
If a coffeemaker upgrade relegated your old percolator to the attic years ago, here's another use for it: cocktail hour.
Yield: serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 3 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 12 cups cranberry juice
  • 12 cup light brown sugar
  • 12 cup rum
  • 30 cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Zest of 1 orange

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in an 8-cup electric or stovetop percolator. When percolating, let simmer for at least 3 minutes; serve with more rum, if you like.