Warm yourself with a mug of apple cider spiced with cloves, cinnamon and a bit of citrus. Curl up on the sofa with a good book and cup of this comforting classic winter beverage.
It’s cold outside. All you want is sometime comforting, warm and tasty. Look no further than Spiced Apple Cider. It takes about 10 minutes to whip up and will whisk away the winter blues.
I have seen many recipes calling for using your coffee maker, but even after cleaning, it’s almost impossible to get the coffee taste out of the cider. Use a saucepan on your stovetop or a slow cooker.
High quality apple cider is a must. Don’t use the stuff on the bottom shelf of the juice section of your grocery store. Use cider is that is fresh chilled.
Spiced Apple Cider- 4 servings
32 oz fresh pressed apple cider
4 cinnamon sticks, plus additional for garnish
10 whole cloves
1/2 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
3 Orange slices
Apple wheels for garnish
Apple Brandy and Whiskey- optional
Method- total time- 10 minutes
- Place all ingredients except apple wheels & extra cinnamon sticks into a saucepan and bring to a simmer. After 10 minutes, strain out the oranges, cinnamon sticks and cloves.
- Pour into mugs and garnish with cinnamon sticks and apples.
- To make a cocktail version: add 1 oz of apple brandy and 3 oz of whiskey to the suacepan off heat.