Hot Mulled Apple Cider

  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 8 strips of orange rind from 1 orange
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 t. whole allspice
  • 1/4 cup brandy or bourbon (optional)

Remove the orange rind using a vegetable peeler and place in a stockpot with the cider, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then turn off heat and allow the spices to steep in the cider for 15 minutes. Add the brandy or bourbon, if using. Ladle into mugs and serve warm.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes

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