8 Hot Drinks To Imbibe This New Year’s Eve

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Sure, New Year’s Eve is all about ringing in a brand new era with champagne bubbles, but since it’s winter, why not try these hot beverages to switch up the status quo?

Flaming Brandy Punch

1 1/4 cups water
1 1/4 cups (packed) dark brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
4 whole cloves
1 4-inch-long strip orange peel
2 750-ml bottles dry red wine
1 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
4 cups brandy
1 whole nutmeg

Bring first 5 ingredients to boil in large pot, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add wine; stir to heat through. Pour mixture into large heatproof glass, ceramic, or metal punch bowl. Mix in orange juice and lemon juice. Holding ladle over punch bowl, fill ladle with brandy; carefully ignite. Pour into punch bowl and allow flame to burn out. Mix in remaining brandy. Grate some nutmeg over punch.

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