Holiday Beverages

Spiced Apple Cider

December 4, 2011

Spiced Apple Cider

INGREDIENTS

8 Cups Apple Cider or Apple Juice

1 Medium Sliced Apple

1 Vanilla Bean Split Lengthwise

¼ Cup Honey

¼ Cup Maple Syrup

3 Whole Allspice Berries

3 Whole Cloves

2 Cinnamon Sticks

1 Star Anise

Peel of 1 Orange

Peel of 1 Lemon

In a sachet bag or piece of cheesecloth, combine the allspice, cloves, cinnamon sticks, anise, lemon & orange peels. Tie the cheesecloth with kitchen twine. In a large cooking pot combine the apple cider, apple slices, vanilla bean, honey and maple syrup. Add the spice bag. Cook over a medium heat for 15 minutes. Make sure not to boil. Remove from the heat and throw away the spice bag. Serve immediately. Can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week. Serves 6

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