Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Spiced Apple Cider

Spiced Apple Cider
Ginger, cinnamon and cloves have many health-boosting properties, especially during cold and flu season. Fresh ginger root adds a more vibrant flavor than dried ground ginger. For another variation, substitute orange slices for the lemon slices.
1 1/2 quarts unsweetened apple cider
8 slices ginger root, 
6 about 1” x 1⁄8” thin slices lemon
7 cinnamon sticks (1 for flavoring the cider, 6 for 

6 whole cloves
grated nutmeg to garnish
Heat the cider with the ginger root, lemon slices, 1 cinnamon stick and cloves together over medium heat in a small saucepan. Simmer over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve in cups garnished with a cinnamon stick and a fresh grate of nutmeg.      Makes 6 servings. 

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