Hot Spiced Apple Cider

4 Dec

Apple cider is another fab Christmas drink! Sweet and perfumed with festive spices, it’s like a cup of Christmas! Very simple to make, it stores really well in the fridge and can be easily reheated.

You will need:
10-15 apples for juice or 1 litre of cloudy apple juice
1 clementine, sliced
1 cinnamon stick
3 cardamom pods
1 inch of ginger, sliced
3 whole cloves
1-2 star anise

Method:
Juice your apple (Pink Lady’s are really nice at the moment or Granny Smith’s) or use a good quality shop bought one.
If you’re juicing your own, allow it to stand for a few minutes until it goes brown. Then place in a pot and with all the spices and orange slices and bring to the boil. Allow it to simmer for 30 minutes and place a lid on to reduce evaporation.
Serve from a snazzy pot or punch bowl.
It can be made in advance and stored in the fridge to be heated up later.

Top Tip:
Local farmers markets are a great place to source apples.
You can mix and match you apple varieties to the sweetness you like.
You may also add a little sugar if you wish.
If it’s too strong for your taste, try diluting it with water or another juice or exclude any spices you don’t want.

Mulled Apple Cider

Mulled Apple Cider

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