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Credit: Marshall Gordon
Mulled cider is a must once the weather turns cool and this recipe will warm you, and a room full of friends, to the core.
3 cups fresh apple cider
4 whole star anise pods
1/2 tsp. whole allspice berries
1 tsp. whole cloves
1 5-inch Ceylon cinnamon stick
4 white cardamom pods, cracked
2 orange wheels, quartered
2 lemon wheels, quartered
Tools: saucepan, wooden spoon, ladle
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a low simmer. Lower the heat and continue to simmer gently for 30 minutes. Ladle into 4 mugs and serve steaming hot.
Reprinted with permission from Hot Drinks: Cider, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Spiced Punch, and Spirits. Copyright © 2007 by Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA.