Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Fun: Cozy up with a warm drink

I didn't realize how cold it was going to be this morning.  All week long, it was quite warm. After doing my morning run, I decided to make a cup of homemade warm apple cider.   I got the recipe from Allrecipes.com

Hope you all enjoy it!



Ingredients

  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 6 whole allspice berries
  • 1 orange peel, cut into strips
  • 1 lemon peel, cut into strips

Directions

  1. Pour the apple cider and maple syrup into a large stainless steel saucepan.
  2. Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries, orange peel and lemon peel in the center of a washed square of cheesecloth; fold up the sides of the cheesecloth to enclose the bundle, then tie it up with a length of kitchen string. Drop the spice bundle into the cider mixture.
  3. Place the saucepan over moderate heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cider is very hot but not boiling.
  4. Remove the cider from the heat. Discard the spice bundle. Ladle the cider into big cups or mugs, adding a fresh cinnamon stick to each serving if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 163 | Total Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 0mg Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database

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