Nothing tastes better and feels cozier that sipping a fresh mug of hot cider on a cold winter day.

– Prep 5 m

– Cook 10 m

– Ready in 15 m


– 6 cups apple cider

– 1/4 cup real maple syrup

– 2 cinnamon sticks

– 6 whole cloves

– 6 whole allspice berries

– 1 orange peel, cut into strips

– 1 lemon peel, cut into strips


Pour the apple cider and maple syrup into a large stainless steel saucepan.

Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries, orange peel and lemon peel in the center of a washed square of cheesecloth; fold up the sides of the cheesecloth to enclose the bundle, then tie it up with a length of kitchen string. Drop the spice bundle into the cider mixture.

Place the saucepan over moderate heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cider is very hot (not boiling).Remove the cider from the heat. Remove the spice bundle. Ladle the cider into big cups or mugs, adding a fresh cinnamon stick to each serving if desired.

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