|It's snowing in Tulsa- time to make some spiced cider|
4 Quarts (2 Liters) Apple Cider
2 Quarts (2 Liters) of a Cranberry Juice Blend
Rind of One Orange
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Tsp of Whole Cloves
1/2 Tsp Whole Allspice
1/8 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/4 Cup (53 g) of Brown Sugar
Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan over low/medium heat and simmer for a couple of hours. (Some people who are tidier than I am put the spices in cheesecloth tied with string so the spices can be easily removed). You could also put in a crock pot and set it on low. Your house will smell amazing!
Note- I like my spiced cider tart so I added a lot of cranberry juice. If you don't like your cider as tart, half the amount of cranberry juice you add. Katie (my daughter who is also my official taste tester) has declared it "wonderful."
To make this an adult beverage- add dark rum, bourbon, tuaca, or spiced rum (to taste) to each glass.