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Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider The month of December calls for a roaring fire, a good book and mulled cider. To make mulled cider you’ll need 2 quarts apple cider, 4 strips lemon zest, 2 cinnamon sticks, 2 whole star anise, 1 teaspoon whole allspice berries and 1 teaspoon whole cloves. In a large saucepan, bring cider, lemon zest, and spices to a boil. Cover, and remove from heat. Let steep for a minimum of 20 minutes, but if you want stronger flavors and a heartier cider, let steep for up to 4 hours. Ladle carefully into mugs, leaving most of the solids behind. This recipe serves 8 and takes a total of 25 minutes – quick, easy and delightful. If you want to add an extra kick, add a shot of rum or brandy at the end.

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