When hosting one’s beloved guests, food is not the only concern. One must serve drinks as well, such as apple cider.
Fresh apple cider is a seasonal delight, suitable for one’s guests whether the climate is hot or cold. When the harvest is fresh, check our farmer’s market for apple cider, local honey, and fresh spices. With these you can make the refreshing cold-weather classic: hot mulled apple cider.
Hot Mulled Apple Cider Recipe
1. Combine the cider, orange slices, cloves, cinnamon, and honey in a large pot over medium heat. If you are picky about things floating in your cider, make a little bundle out of cheesecloth and place the cinnamon and cloves inside before adding to the cider. I like to chew on cloves, so I just toss everything in. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer over low heat for an hour or so to spread these lovely winter aromas around your home.
2. If you’re serving it to adults, add the sherry. It might make everyone want to go sledding!