It has become a tradition for us to make mulled cider in the days leading up to Christmas. However, this year's apple cider has been particularly special because we've been making it from the apples we picked via fruit sharing this fall. You can definitely use store bought apple juice in this recipe, but if you have a juicer, I highly encourage you to juice your own apples beforehand. It will turn this beverage into an especially tasty treat.
Mulled Apple Cider
3 cups apple juice, fresh or canned
4 whole cloves
2 tsp organic orange peel, grated
2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
In a medium pot, place all ingredients together and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and let sit 5-10 minutes. Strain, serve and garnish with cinnamon sticks if you want to be fancy.
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