Warm It Up
Nov 8th, 2013 By: Everything Las Cruces
Topics: Recipes

Cider is the perfect Fall drink. I look forward every year, to making a big batch of apple cider and sitting around a warm fire. There are a million differnent versions you can make, but I have one recipe that I can make in a pinch, it is de-lish, and it tastes like apple pie! (recipe from Martha Stewart)

  • 1 1/4 quarts apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed light-brown sugar
  • 7 whole cinnamon sticks, (6 sticks for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Ground cloves
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup Calvados, or other brandy (optional)

Directions: In a medium saucepan, whisk together cider, sugar, spices, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Remove from heat; pour in brandy, if desired. Strain into a pitcher; discard solids. Serve in mugs, garnished with cinnamon sticks.