REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE. foodie Nathan Lyon shares his favorite way to warm up during the winter months.
1 gallon apple cider, preferably freshly pressed
3 sticks cinnamon
Zest of one orange, removed with a zester or vegetable peeler
8 whole cloves
1 vanilla bean, seeded and cut in half
1/4 cup honey, preferably orange blossom
1/2 cup brandy (optional)
How to Make It
In a large pot, combine all ingredients and heat on low on stovetop.
Stir occasionally until very warm, then serve in mugs with a cinnamon stick for garnish. Note: The cider can be kept warm on the stovetop all day on the lowest heat setting. Do not allow the mixture to boil.
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