Hot Fruit Punch

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  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 8 whole allspice
  • 8 cloves
  • two 3-inch pieces of cinnamon stick
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 cup each of grapefruit juice and orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 jiggers (6 ounces) gin

In a stainless steel or enameled saucepan combine water, sugar, allspice, cloves and cinnamon stick and simmer the mixture for 10 minutes. Add pineapple juice, grapefruit juice, orange juice, lemon juice, and gin and heat the mixture but do not let it boil. Strain the punch into warmed mugs and garnish each drink with an orange slice.

Yield: 4 drinks

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