Mulled Hot Apple Cider

December 16th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1 quart

INGREDIENTS

1 quart fresh apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
3 cloves
1 star anise
1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
1 to 2-inch piece of ginger, sliced thin (peeled or not peeled)

PREPARATION

Place all items in a large pot on high heat. When mixture begins to boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes. Strain and serve in a glass with a handle to avoid being burned. Can be garnished with a cinnamon stick, apple slice and a dash of cinnamon.

Apple Cider Sidecar

December 16th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1 drink

INGREDIENTS

1 oz apple brandy or apple jack
1 oz lemon juice
1 ounce Cointreau (triple sec, orange Curacao or Grand Marnier)
1 oz apple cider
1 dash cinnamon
Apple slices, for garnish

PREPARATION

Place first 5 ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for about 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini style glass or glass where the hand will not warm the drink. Garnish with apple slices.

Hot Cranberry Bay Cider

October 22nd, 2009 § 1 comment § permalink

Makes 2 drinks

INGREDIENTS

three cups of apple cider
¼ c fresh cranberries
5-6 fresh bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick
a few cloves and a pinch of nutmeg

PREPARATION

We pair this drink with a good book. On the stove, pour three cups of apple cider into a pan. Add ¼ c fresh cranberries, 5-6 fresh bay leaves, one cinnamon stick, a few cloves and a pinch of nutmeg. Cook on a light boil for about five minutes, strain and serve. No garnish, no fuss!

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