With or without the Bourbon Citrus punch this a very nice punch to serve on poker night or just as nice for Happy Hour after work with friends. keep warm and ready in the slow cooker.
4 cups apple juice
9inches stick cinnamon
1/2teaspoon anise seeds
1large naval orange, sliced
1medium lemon, sliced
- Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 hours. Add orange and lemon slices. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more.
- Place a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl; strain cider mixture. (Or use a slotted spoon to remove orange slices, lemon slice, and whole spices.) If using high-heat setting, turn cooker to the low-heat setting. Pour the strained mixture back into the slow cooker to keep warm.
- Just before serving, add bourbon to cider mixture.