Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Adapted from Some Like It Hot: 50 Drinks to Warm Your Spirits by Holly Burrows and Katie Walter Serves 12; can be doubled or tripled.

12 cups apple cider
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tsp grated lemon zest
2 tsp grated orange zest
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
4 whole cloves
2 whole allspice berries
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of kosher salt
12 cinnamon sticks for garnish

Mix all ingredients except the 12 cinnamon sticks in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat, strain, and discard the solids. Ladle into mugs and garnish each with a cinnamon stick.

Note: You can also make this in a slow cooker on low for 3-4 hours. Great for a party!


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