Warm Spiced Apple Cider

Here’s another drink to warm your bones with.

5 c apple cider
7 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
1 whole clove
1 (1/2-inch-thick) orange slice
1 (1/2-inch-thick) lemon slice
1/2 c brandy (optional)

Combine cider, ONE cinnamon stick, clove, orange slice and lemon slice in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Strain cider mixture through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids. (Alternatively, you can put the cinnamon and clove into a spice or tea sachet, then sieving isn’t needed). Stir in brandy (if using). Serve warm. Garnish each serving with 1 cinnamon stick.

Keep your fork

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