Contributed by Heather Forbes of Florida Crystals
Serves 8 to 10
1 cup Florida Crystals certified organic sugar
2 oranges, halved and thinly sliced
12 whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
1-1/2 quarts strong brewed tea
2 cups water
1 liter ginger ale
2-1/2 cups of light rum (optional)
In a non-aluminum saucepan, combine all ingredients except soda. Over low heat, bring to boil, stirring to bruise fruit.
Cool 1 to 2 hours. To serve, combine with ice in pitcher or punch bowl. Add soda and rum (if desired).