Mulled Apple Cider
Mulled Apple Cider instructions
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 large orange, quartered with peel or 4 strips lemon zest
2 quarts apple cider
Large 4 quart sauce pan OR
Combine cider, sugar and spices in a sauce pan or slow cooker. Tie cinnamon and cloves in a small cheesecloth bag; add to cider. Cover and cook on low 1 hour. Remove the bag of spices. Strain the broth through a coffee filter. In a mug put a shot of brandy, then fill with hot mix.
Nutmeg, mace, star anise, allspice berries, cardamom pods, slices of fresh ginger, orange slices and lemon zest are all good additions.
To make mulled apple cider without it getting cloudy and gritty use whole spices rather than ground.