Hot cider pleases all of our senses.
Hot apple cider is one of my favorite things to have simmering on the stove throughout the season. For years, we hosted a halloween “come-and-go” party, and no matter what the weather was doing, the cider was flowing. The aroma wafting through the house carries with it a sense of nostalgia, signaling the start of fall and the celebrations ahead.
- 4 qts cider or juice
- 1 qt cranberry juice
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 ½ Tbl cloves
- Orange slices (optional)
- Bring liquids to a boil with brown sugar.
- Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add spices and simmer an additional 10 minutes.
- For an added citrus flavor, top with orange slices.
- Serve warm.
- To store, take out the spices, put in covered pitcher and refrigerate. (Serves 25)