"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
Spice Bag: 2 or 3 cinnamon sticks 8 whole allspice berries 12 whole cloves 1/2 tsp. ginger Orange juice Apple juice or cider
Break cinnamon sticks into pieces. Place with other spices in the center of a small square of clean cotton fabric. Gather the corners and edges together forming the spices into a cloth covered ball. Tie tightly with strong thread or string. Mix equal parts of orange juice and apple juice or cider, or other juice combinations, as desired. Add spice bag and heat slowly until "piping hot" then serve. Any leftover is also good cold.
Rinse the spice ball and save it in a zip-lock baggie in the freezer for re-use later.
A wonderful appetizer at holiday dinner parties or just a delicious, comforting drink on a cold day or night.
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