Hot Spiced Cider

DRINKS - 2 HOURS


INGREDIENTS


8 cups apple cider

2 cups apple juice

6-3 inch cinnamon sticks

1 orange

Zest of one orange

10-14 cloves

3 star anise flowers, dried

Rum to taste (optional)

To serve:

Cinnamon sticks and orange slices


DIRECTIONS

Heat apple cider and juice in 3-4 quart pot with a tight-fitting lid. Add cinnamon sticks and zest of half an orange. Using a toothpick, pierce holes in the whole orange, insert the whole clove in each and add to the pot. Add star anise and bring to a slow boil. Place pot in Wonderbag. Leave cider in Wonderbag for a minimum of 2 hours before serving to enhance flavor. It will retain heat for several hours. To serve, ladle cider into heat-proof mug or glass. Add rum to taste. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and orange slices and serve.