Spiced Apple Cider

A winter classic that should not be overlooked, this Spiced Apple Cider recipe from Bon Appetit can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. The seasonal spices will have your kitchen smelling cozy. Serve in a Stainless Steel Vacuume Double wall Mug or Titanium Double wall mug to keep it warm!  


INGREDIENTS: 

1 gallon apple cider, preferably fresh (the darker the better)

1 tablespoon whole allspice 

1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

4 cloves whole cloves

3 cinnamon sticks

1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise

Brandy, Calvados (apple brandy), or bourbon (optional) 


INSTRUCTIONS: 

1. Mix the cider, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon sticks together in the  large pot. Remove the seeds from the vanilla bean and add them to the mixture, then add the bean. Bring spiced cider to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook just below a simmer until flavours meld, for about 1 hour. 

2. Then use a sieve to strain the solids out of the pot. Add brandy to taste if preferred, then ladle the spiced cider into a titanium mug and enjoy!  


Source: Bon Appetit