Michelle shared a Hot Mulled Apple Cider in the South Arm Older Adults Cooking Club. This is just perfect for the wintery weather.
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6 cups apple cider (we used apple juice)
1/4 cup real maple syrup
2 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
6 whole allspice berries
1 orange peel, cut into strips
1 lemon peel, cut into strips
Pour the apple cider and maple syrup into a large stainless steel saucepan. Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries, orange peel and lemon peel in the center of a washed square of cheese cloth; fold up the sides of the cheese cloth to enclose the bundle, then tie it up with a length of kitchen string. Drop the spice bundle into the cider mixture. We simply place all the ingredients into the pot.
Place the saucepan over moderate heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cider is very hot but not boiling.
Remove the cider from the heat. Discard the spice bundle or strain the mixture. Ladle the cider into big cups or mugs, adding a fresh cinnamon stick to each serving if desired.