In the hopes that I’ll take up a good half hour or so doing this instead of reading the entirety of Don Delillo’s White Noise and then subsequently writing a paper on it for tomorrow (oops, and it’s already 10…), I’ve decided to post a much needed blog. ‘Tis the season for pumpkins and bats and scary things, and also, some deliciously thick apple juice made better with spice. Yum. So sit back with some Edgar Allan Poe and make a hot cup of spiced apple cider.
4 cups apple cider (don’t get the sweetened kind or the kind that’s already spiced!)
2 tsp. whole cloves
1 tsp. whole allspice
3 cinnamon sticks
the zest from 1/4 of an orange
Put all of these ingredients in a stock pot and cover with a lid. Simmer until hot and aromatic. Once you strain the spices and orange peel, some enjoy a little sweetener like a drizzle of honey. Enjoy!
P.S. I should probably note that the amount of spices I put in my cider is pretty large compared to most. This is because I’m impatient and instead of putting fewer in and letting it simmer longer, I usually bombard the cider with them and after 5 minutes or so it’s ready. So, you could definitely put half the amount of cloves/cinnamon/allspice and you’d still be set to go.