Recipe by Lavender Lynn
This is great on a cold winter day.
Top Review by UmmBinat
Good with the thin slice of lemon on top. I would try this with real whipped cream because I never thought of whipped cream and apple cider together. The spray canned stuff I bought is not a taste I care for, so I wont even try that on this. I liked the citrus taste in this cider but I did find it a bit strong with the amount of peel so I would suggest cutting it down by half. I also covered the pot on a much lower temperature and simmered lightly for those ten minutes as to not lose the drink as steam. I used real Canadian 100% maple syrup and powdered allspice in a slightly lesser amount as I didn't have the berries. Made for Comfort Cafe - Snow Queens Round 01/10.
- 6 cups apple cider
- 1⁄4 cup real maple syrup
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 6 whole cloves
- 6 allspice berries
- 1 orange peel, cut into strips
- 1 lemon peel, cut into stripes
Directions See How It's Made
- Pour the apple cider and maple syrup into a large stainless steel saucepan.
- Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries, orange peel, and lemon peel in the center of a washed square of cheesecloth; fold up the sides of the cheesecloth to enclose the bundle, then tie it up with a length of kitchen string.
- Drop the spice bundle into the cider mixture.
- Place the saucepan over moderate heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cider is very hot but not boiling.
- Remove the cider from the heat.
- Discard the spice bundle.
- Ladle the cider into big cups or mugs, adding a fresh cinnamon stick to each serving if desired.