Celebrate with this easy recipe. Take your favorite mug out of the cupboard. Fill with your favorite cider.
This examiner’s number one choice of apple cider is Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury Center. They are distributed throughout New England.
It has great fresh apple flavor, not too sweet or too sour and no plastic bottle taste.
To your mug, add one cinnamon stick and two whole cloves. Ground spices may be used if whole not available.
Another option is adding a lemon or orange slice. Microwave on high 90 seconds to 2 minutes.
Stir with cinnamon stick. Let cool slightly and enjoy! Makes one serving.
For larger quantities, consider 1 gallon of cider equals 16 cups or servings. Pour gallon of cider into large saucepan on top of the stove.
Add 4-5 cinnamon sticks, 1-2 teaspoons of whole cloves, 1 lemon or orange sliced. Over medium heat bring to simmer, about 7-10 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Ladle into mugs to serve.
Please check http://www.vermontgrowersguide.com/results/ for cider producers in your area.
This examiner recommends the following:
Hackett’s Orchard, South Hero
Chapin Orchard, Essex Junction
Champlain Orchards, Shoreham
Adams Apple Orchard, Williston
Shelburne Orchards, Shelburne
For alternative flavor combinations try adding 1 -2 cups cranberry juice, orange juice, lemon juice or ginger ale to make a festive punch. Or add your favorite rum, bourbon or other libation to make a hot toddy.
Enjoy with the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any time at all!
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