And it’s super easy, too!
In the more brisk months, there’s nothing better than wrapping your hands around a hot mug of apple cider. Just the fragrance is enough to lull anyone in from the cold and calm the senses for a while. But, in my opinion, the jug of store bought stuff is much too sticky sweet.
Instead, a toasty cup of cider made easily from apple juice, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves and a fresh orange fits the bill! Not to mention, the aroma makes every inch of your home smell spicy, cozy and seriously amazing.
Warm up with a mug of this irresistible apple cider, and maybe a soft Apple Cinnamon Snickerdoodle too? All you need is a handful of basic ingredients, a love of fall flavors and some friends to toast to!
Yield: Serves 6 (1 cup each)
1 quart apple juice
2 cups water
5 cinnamon sticks, plus more to garnish
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
6 whole cloves
1 orange, sliced (leave skin on)
In a large pot over high heat, bring all ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 15 minutes, or longer, stirring occasionally.
Serve hot and garnish with cinnamon sticks.
Adapted from Elana’s Pantry