Warm up with this spiced cider drink, autumn apples and a hint of honey, which is considered healthier than sugar.
Honey Mulled Cider
1 large lemon, cut in half
1 medium orange, cut in half
16 whole cloves
4 c apple juice
1/2 c honey
4 (2-inch.) cinnamon sticks
1/4 t ground ginger
To prepare it, begin by cutting two slices -¼ inch or ½ cm thick- form each lemon and orange half, insert whole cloves into the slices and reserve for later.
Squeeze the juice from the remainder of the citrus fruits into a saucepan. Add the apple juice and honey, mixing well. Add the cinnamon sticks, ginger and the clove-studded fruit slices previously set aside.
Heat up over a medium-high heat and bring just to a boil. Serve immediately.
Tip: Use a non-reactive saucepan as citrus juice is acid. The drink will be hot, use a heatproof bowl when you serve it.
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