Recipe for Warm Spiced Apple Cider

by Melanie

Here in New York, most of the leaves have fallen off the trees but there always seems to be more to rake up. After an hour or two out in the cold air raking and sweeping a warm beverage is a great way to warm up. If you are tired of coffee, tea or hot chocolate here is a great recipe for spiced apple cider. To serve as an after dinner drink add brandy or apple brandy after heated.

Ingredients for Spiced Apple Cider

  • 1 quart apple cider
  • ground allspice
  • ground ginger
  • optional – brandy or apple brandy

Pour the apple cider into a small or medium sized pot. Add 1 pinch of allspice and about 4 pinches of ginger. Stir to mix then heat using a low or medium flame. Stir it occasionally. Do not let it boil, just heat until very warm.

When warm pour into four mugs. We like to use glass mugs. If desired you can add 1 jigger (1.5 ounces) of apple brandy or brandy to each mug.

Spiced apple cider, with or without the brandy, makes a nice after dinner drink when entertaining. If entertaining, spiced apple cider is best served with a simple cookie. Try serving with a plain butter cookie or biscotti.

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