On a crisp Fall evening, I decided to open the more-than-half gallon of apple cider I had been keeping in my fridge for the past few weeks. It had been a good day, and I just wanted to relax with a refreshing drink at the end of it. What came out of the bottle was a bit of a surprise to me. Continue reading
There’s a bite in the air.
The nights are chilled,
but the days can’t decide whether to become cold or stay warm.
The leaves are turning colors.
Jackets and boots are making their annual return.
Grills and outdoor stove tops are canvassed.
The children are in school…again.
Daily outdoor adventures slowly return to indoor family fun nights.
It’s that time of year again, everybody.
Now go make some delicious hot cider.
Get your recipe for Homemade Mulled Apple Cider here!
This idea has been submitted to LivingLocurto.com‘s Fall & Halloween Living Creative Thursday Link Party
Homemade Mulled Apple Cider (With Vanilla and Nutmeg)
- 1/2 gal cider or apple juice
- 1 orange or tangerine
- 1/2 a cap or less pure vanilla extract (optional)
- Sliced apples (optional)
- Pour cider into pot.
- Zest the peel of the orange with a cheese grater. If you can’t zest, squeeze 1/8 – 1/4 orange and drop slice into pot to boil in with ingredients.
- Add a small amount of each spice into the pot. If you have coffee filters or empty tea bags (or other porous material you can boil in high temperatures), use these to hold the spices inside. You can tie the coffee filter and let it sink to the bottom. Otherwise, you may want to strain your cider before serving.
- Once the cider has reached a rolling boil, you are done!
- Garnish with sliced apples.
Some people own tea straining contraptions that you can boil your spices inside. If you have one of these, you can use it.