Apple cider, steeped in sweet spices and slices of citrus fruit, is served hot in mugs with festive cinnamon stick stirrers.
2 quarts apple cider
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
4 (3 to 4-inch) cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Orange and lemon slices
- Combine the apple cider, orange slices, lemon slices, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger in a 3-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes. Strain into mugs.
- Garnish servings with additional orange or lemon slices, and a cinnamon stick stirrer.
Makes 16 (1/2 cup) servings.