Today is Mulled Hot Cider Day

image courtesy of bright shining light candle company

Toast to the cooler temperatures, colorful leaves, and shorter days with a comforting glass of hot cider.  Growing up, we did this every year to inaugurate the changing seasons but it’s also a delicious brew for the holidays and it’s simple to make.  Add these ingredients to your shopping list:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 quarts cider
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 3 inch stick cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • cinnamon sticks for each cup, optional
Mix spices in a tea ball.  Combine the brown sugar, salt, and cinder in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium low heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to low, cover and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.  Finish it off by placing a stick of cinnamon in each cup.  Cheers!

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