This wintertime, there's nothing better than delicious hot drinks to keep you warm in this cold weather. Hot Apple Cider will warm you up from head to toes. A perfect blend of citrus and spice makes this drink perfect for a chill night to enjoy warm apple pie while spending time with the family in front of the fireplace.
The first time I tried this when my pastor invited us to his Christmas party last year. His wife served us this delicious drink, and since that, it becomes one of my favorites drinks. At first glance, this warm juice did not look inviting; it seemed strange to me because of the way the orange looks with many cloves sticks in it. So I didn't care as much until my sister offered me to give it a try; it was just one sip and enough to convince me. That day we went home without having a chance to asked for the recipe.
About a week after I went to church and met my pastor's wife, I asked her politely for the recipe, and she gave it to me. Things that I love the most are when I cook it, the whole house smells divine, this drink has a distinctive aroma, the apple, orange, and the spice all together create sweet memories and turnout you can drink it when it is cold too so is perfect for enjoying for year-round.
Ingredients: 2 (2L) quarts apple cider 1 orange 2 cinnamon sticks + 1 for serving 1 tablespoon whole cloves 1/2 teaspoon allspice whole 1/4 cup brown sugar An ounce of rum (optional)
Warm the saucepan or crockpot over low heat Pour apple cider into a pan and add cinnamon sticks. Poke holes all around the orange, about 1/2 inch with the toothpick. Put the cloves into the toothpicks holes in the orange. Place orange into the pan. Cover and simmer on low heat until spiced through in about 2-3 hours. Stirring Occasionally You can mix it with an ounce of rum (optional) Enjoy
I got the Apple cider from Save-way or Vons Supermarket, and I'm sure Albertson Supermarket has it too.
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