New-Year's-Day Punch

If you prefer, substitute ginger ale for the champagne.


1 quart apple juice
1 cinnamon stick
4 cardamom pods, broken
6 whole cloves
1 bottle sparkling wine or champagne


In a medium saucepan, combine the apple juice and spices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Cool, and chill overnight in a large pitcher. To serve, strain the spiced juice into a punch bowl. Add the sparkling wine. Just before serving, add the ice.

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Serves 10 to 12

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I want to try this, but I

I want to try this, but I would try sparkling white grape juice in place of the wine.