Hot Spiced Cider

Watkins Hot Spiced Apple Cider

When you’re entertaining for the holidays or when the weather is cold, stir up a batch of this nicely spiced hot apple cider. The wonderful aroma will fill your home and make your guests feel welcome on a chilly day.
Watkins Hot Spiced Apple Cider

1 gallon apple cider or apple juice
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup  maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon Watkins Orange Extract
1/2 teaspoon Watkins Lemon Extract
4 Cinnamon Sticks
2 teaspoon Watkins Whole Cloves
1/2 teaspoon Watkins Allspice

Directions: Heat cider, juice, maple syrup and spices in a large pot over medium heat. The spices can be placed in a cheesecloth bag for easier removal. Simmer for five to ten minutes, turn off the heat, stir in extracts and remove spices.

Serve hot or warm in a mug or heatproof glass, garnish with a cinnamon stir stick and apple slice, if desired.

You’ll find Watkins spices and extracts here.

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