December 26, 2010

Simple spiced cider


This was a warm welcome drink by the host of our WEP (White elephant party) Seema. She had decked her home with a grand Christmas tree, the dining table had a tree of candles, and the house was filled Christmas mementos. The air was specially filled with the aroma of spicy tangy apple cider cooking in her crock pot. A sip of this warm drink just made our evening. Thank you Seema, the recipe is credited to her!

What she used: Serves 6-8
1 bottle apple cider (Fresh pressed/fermented apple )
3 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon whole allspice
1 teaspoon whole cloves
A few slices of orange

In a slow cooker, combine apple cider, orange slices and cinnamon sticks. Wrap allspice and cloves in a small piece of muslin/cheesecloth, and add to pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, and keep warm. Enjoy!