A cool fall night (about 45-50 degrees), a roaring fire, and an evening spent with little crumb crunchers begging for candy ... Sounds like a drinking opportunity to me.
So, here's what I did...
128 ounces of Apple Cider (there were about 12 of us)
24 shots of brandy (1 shot for each 5 ounces)
half a dozen cinamon sticks,
an orange, cut in half and squeezed a little (I used the orange that was left when my wife made her zest for the cheesecake)
Bring it to a soft boil, and let simmer for about 20 minutes.
Strain, put into a couple of Thermoses, and let the party begin!
Hard to believe, but someone in the neighborhood took a video of us all after a few sips of this...
It went great with cheesecake!