Making Holiday Coal Region Boilo with Mud and Maker

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Boilo is an alcohol mulled drink that has been served hot in the coal regions of Pennsylvania (particularly Schuylkill county) for over a hundred years.   It is a Yuletide drink that has many variations.  Mud and Maker shares a recipe with us.

Cranberry Apple Boilo Recipe
from Mud and Maker
4 Granny Smith apples, sliced
4 oranges, sliced
4 lemons, sliced
1 bag fresh cranberries
8 cinnamon sticks
1/2 c. Mulling spices
1/2 c. Local Honey
32 oz. 100%  cranberry Juice
32 oz. fresh apple cider
3 c. 4 Queens Whiskey
2 c. Everclear

Put all ingredients in a slow cooker on high for four hours until fruit is soft, strain and serve warm.  Traditionally served as a shot, but may be adjusted to any flavor or strength to meet each family's preference.

Boilo, created by Lithuanian and Polish immigrants is like the honey liquors know as krupnikas.

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