On a dark and stormy October evening there’s nothing better than a steaming mug of hot apple cider to keep you warm.
The roots of cider as we know it can be traced back to the Norman Conquest in 1066 when cider was brought to
The cider we drink today is generally nonalcoholic unless we specifically purchase or make “hard cider” that has undergone fermentation. However, that delicious apple goodness is still a large part of the fall season in New England and
2 teaspoons whole cloves
1 orange, sliced
2 quarts apple cider
1 teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon nutmeg
Cinnamon sticks for garnish
Spiced rum (optional)
1. Stick the cloves into the apple.
2. Combine all the ingredients except the cinnamon sticks in a pot over low heat and bring the mixture to a simmer.
3. Allow the mixture to simmer for at least ten minutes to let all the flavors combine.
4. Ladle out the deliciousness and add a cinnamon stick for garnish. (Optional: add a splash of spiced rum)
So sit back with your warm cup of cider, listen to the October rain, and maybe even pop in a scary movie as you indulge with this tasty autumnal beverage.