Cider: Hot Spiced Cider with Calvados

posted by Fred in CO 12-06-102 7:24 AM

Hot Spiced Cider with Calvados
Source: Williams Sonoma

6 cups apple cider or apple juice
3 cinnamon sticks
30 whole cloves
8 slices crystallized ginger, each about 1 inch in diameter
3/4 cup Calvados or other apple brandy

In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the cider, cinnamon sticks, cloves and crystallized ginger. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover partially and simmer gently for 30 minutes to blend the flavors.

Ladle the cider into warmed mugs or cups, adding some of the spices to each serving. Stir 2 Tbs. Calvados into each mug and serve immediately.

Serves 6

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