It is best to use a porcelain pan in preparing these, or if you have one, a chafing dish. This latter will keep the punch warm at the table.
You will need for 12-14 persons:
12 cloves 3 tablespoons sugar or 2 fresh oranges sugar syrup 3 drops Angostura 2 bottles port bitters grated nutmeg
1 Stick the cloves into each of the oranges.
2 Bake the oranges until the rind becomes brown.
3 Cut the oranges into quarters and put them into a porcelain pan.
4 Shake the bitters over the oranges.
5 Add the sugar and port.
6 Heat the mixture and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
7 Spoon the mixture into stem glasses and sprinkle the top with grated nutmeg.