This is the perfect Thanksgiving drink. It goes well before during and after dinner, is low proof, can be served as a punch for a large group.
In a shaker with ice mix all ingredients well. Strain over ice in a tall glass with apple slices and garnish with a apple slice.
For a batch:
2 cups Brandy
4 cups Apple Cider (half gallon)
1/2 cup Aperol
1 cup Cranberry Juice
Thin slice apples and drop those into the punch bowl. Pre-freeze Apple Cider in an ice cube tray to use as ice to keep the punch from watering down. Makes approximately one gallon.