The weather outside if frightful. I cannot believe the massive snow storm that has hit Buffalo New York! There is plenty of snow swirling around the country this weekend including here at our home. We are expecting 1-2 feet of snow over the weekend.
With the beautiful chilly snowy weather I like to cozy up with a hot drink. Fall and Thanksgiving are the perfect time for a nice mug of hot spiced apple cider. I hope enjoy this classic recipe from our recipe box.
The Best Hot Spiced Apple Cider
- 1 gallon of fresh pressed apple cider
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 3 sticks of cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground nutmeg
- 2 whole nutmeg
- 1 bit of cloves (more if you prefer a stronger clove flavor)
- Zest of one orange
- Fresh apple for garnish
In a large stock pot add apple cider. Bring to a simmer. Add fresh nutmeg, cinnamon, whole nutmeg, clove, cinnamon sticks and orange zest. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes to blend spices into the apple cider. Slice apples into thin slices. Garnish each mug of spiced cider with freshly ground cinnamon, nutmeg and a slice of fresh apple.
SWEET TIP: If you are hosting a party and need to keep the Hot Spiced Cider add your ingredients to your crock pot/ slow cooker to simmer.
For a party spiked Hot Spiced Apple Cider add 1 cup of dark rum to the mix.