October one; cue brisk autumn breeze. Cooler weather puts me in a creative mood, and invariably with it comes a craving for my favorite hot drink.
Spiced Hot Apple Cider
- 2Q – 1 Gal. apple cider (not juice).
- 2 – 4 slices orange with rind (or just the rinds).
- ~tsp whole clove
- ~tsp whole allspice
- 2-3 cinnamon sticks.
Add all to crock-pot, heat on low for six hours (or longer), or on high for a few hours if you are short on time. Sometimes I put the cloves and allspice in a spice ball, but it seems to turn out best if I just let it float with the orange slices.
For the grown up version, try a touch of Cointreau or Triple sec to your mug when served.