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Hot Mulled Apple Cider

Author Red Ape Cinnamon

Ingredients

  • 1/2 gal. apple cider
  • 1/2 c. orange juice
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp whole cloves
  • 1 whole orange
  • 3 Red Ape Cinnamon Sticks

Instructions

  • Combine cider, orange juice and lemon juice in a large saucepan.
  • Place over medium-high heat and add brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon sticks.
  • Use a vegetable peeler or paring knife to remove several thick strips of orange peel. Add them to the pot.
  • Push the cloves into the orange where it has been peeled, and place the orange in the pot. (You can add the orange and cloves separately but the clove-studded orange looks great in the pot and keeps the cloves from ending up in the cups when served.)
  • Heat until just before boiling then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Serve hot, with a touch of brandy or rum and a cinnamon stick in each cup if desired.