A favorite with young and old alike, this warm, fragrant cider is just the thing to start a Fall or Winter party. A splash of rum or brandy is a nice touch for the grown-ups. If you are serving a crowd, double the recipe and store the warm cider in a coffee urn or a few thermal carafes.
- 2 quarts apple cider
1 teaspoon whole allspice berries
2 4-inch cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- In a large saucepan over low heat, combine the cider and spices and heat for 30 minutes.
- Strain the cider and discard the spices. (At this point, you can let cool, store in an airtight container, and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.) Serve warm. Alternately cook in a slow cooker: Combine the ingredients in a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker and heat on low for 3 to 4 hours, until warmed through.
Makes 12 drinks.
- Drinks, Hot Drinks
- North American