Hot Spiced Apple Cider
a drink recipe
by Karyn Maier
Karyn Maier is a freelance writer and creator specializing in natural wellness, the botanical arts, and culinary creations that use herbs and spices. She has written for many industry and consumer publications in both new and traditional media, including ePregnancy, Fitness Link, Club Mom, Let's Live, Natural Living Today, Real Woman, The Herb Quarterly, American Fitness, Mother Earth News, Delicious!, Better Nutrition, etc. She is also the author of several books on using herbs, and a contributor to cookbooks. Ms. Maier is frequently interviewed as an expert by national magazines, including Real Simple and Mother Earth Living. She has also been a guest on several radio talk shows such as Gary Null's Natural Living, The Deborah Ray Show and Martha Stewart Living.
Here’s a simple, no-thrills recipe for hot apple cider that will remind you of apple pie in a cup. Without any “spike” component, the kids and others sensitive to alcohol can enjoy this drink.
TIME (ACTIVE) | 5 M
TOTAL | 5 M
| 6 oz
Combine apple cider, mulling spice, and crystallized ginger in a heat resistant, microwave-safe mug. Microwave for one minute and 30 seconds. Stir and strain off liquid into a clean mug. tir in brown sugar until dissolved. Serve with a whole cinnamon stick, if you wish.
*Don't have a microwave?
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer; strain.
You may use apple juice in place of the cider.
Mulling spice mixes vary widely in their formulation. Our mix is made many of some popular inclusions: cinnamon chips, orange peel, cloves, allspice, cardamom, and star anise.
Crystallized ginger root is tender and sweet with a spicy bite. Add small cubes of crystallized ginger to dishes for chewy texture and a bit of sweet spiciness.
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