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Fall Apple Orchard Punch

I love fall. I love the smells. I love the crispness in the air. September reminds me of the Fall Apple Harvest Festival in Sebastopol, California.  Just thinking about about their Apple Fritters makes my mouth water. Another fall/winter favorite of mine is Wassail. A blend of fruit juices and aromatic spices fills the room with warmth. I came across this hot drink, I believe it was on recipetips.com. I thought it would be a great addition to welcome chilled trick or treaters home on Halloween.

1 (36 oz) can apple juice – chilled
1 (12 oz) can frozen cranberry cocktail concentrate, thawed
1 cup orange juice
6 cups ginger ale, chilled
1 red apple

In a large punch bowl or pitcher, combine apple juice, cranberry concentrate and orange juice. Stir to combine. Slowly add ginger ale. Thinly slice apple vertically to create whole apple slices. Remove the seeds. Float on top of punch.

Variations:
Try adding some Red Hots candies to spike the punch.