Saturday, March 19, 2011

{ Dianic Draft }

There's nothing better than settling down on Samhain and having a glass of apple cider. And the market just doesn't make it right. Now, you can make it at a decent price, simply and beautifully.
Apple Cider:
7 c. apple juice
⅓ c. brown sugar (packed)
1 T. lemon zest
4 cinnamon sticks
¼ c. fresh cranberries, halved
1 t. allspice or 8 whole allspice
½ t. clove or 6 whole cloves
2 apples, cut into slices
½ t. butter (for each serving)

  1. Combine Juice, Cinnamon, Allspice, Cloves, Lemon Zest, Apple Slices and Cranberries to a large cooking pot. Boil, then allow to simmer for 5 minutes, covered.
  2. Serve into mugs with ½ t. butter and a sprinkle of brown sugar (and a splash of nutmeg!). Make sure each serving contains an apple slice and a cranberry or two.
Unknown amount of servings. Liz, Romeo, Geni and 6 other people rated this recipe 5/5.
Note: For more spicy cinnamon flavor, cook two days in advance, storing in the fridge until serving time. Boil for 3 minutes, then allow to simmer while serving to keep warm. 
Add 1 T. butterscotch liqueur for a late-night grown-up version w/ a cinnamon stick in each to stir.


Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

In my insane desire to have summer OVER WITH already I've been craving hot spiced cider something fierce. This sounds just about perfect!!

Ali Ai said...

Been a while since I've updated, but I hope you liked what you tried!

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