Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lydia's Apple Cider Recipe!

Here's the recipe for my apple cider! It's yummy and great for the fall/winter months! Try it out and let me know what you think! (I didn't add alcohol to mine this time, but it can definitely be spiked for those of you who like a stronger drink in your cup!)


-3 cinnamon sticks
-3/4 jug of Apple Cider (I only used 3/4 because I wasn't making a ton. If you have a big crowd, use more)
-2 bags of Twinings Chai tea (sit the tea bags into the pot so they simmer)
1 honey crisp apple sliced
-1 orange- first grate the orange zest directly into the pot, then use a juicer and add the juice from the orange to the pot
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1 tsp nutmeg
-1 tsp apple pie spice (optional)

(Mini Strainer)
Stir ingredients in pot slowly as you allow it to reach a slow boil. Once you have a slow boil going (the cider should be "rolling" in the pot, turn the heat down to low and let it simmer for at least 15 minutes before serving. When you serve it, it's best to use a mini strainer like the picture of  the one I posted below (Walmart, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond-should all sell them pretty cheap). Sit the mini strainer in a coffee mug and then ladle the cider into the cup. :) (The apple cider keeps well for about a week if you have leftovers you want to refridgerate! (You can also take out the apple slices and coat them in a pinch of honey and brown sugar for a yummy treat!)

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