Preparation / Directions:
Peel thin outer rind from oranges. Let rind dry for 3 days at room temperature, or 3 hours in 150øF (65øC) oven, or until brittle. Break into small pieces. Crush cinnamon sticks. Toss together orange slivers, cinnamon, sugar, cloves and allspice. Divide among 4 squares of doubled cheesecloth. Add cardamom pod to each (if using). Tie with string. Store in airtight container.
Makes 4 bags.
Mulled Cranberry Drink:
Simmer 1 bag Mix, 1 bottle (64 oz/1.8 L) cranberry juice and 1 can (48 oz/ 1.4 L) apple juice for 15 minutes. Add 1 cup (250 mL) ruby port, if desired. Garnish with orange slices.