Apple Cider

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  • 1/2 8 cup fresh apple cider
  • 12 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 3 inch piece lemon peel
  • 10 1 1/4 cups calvados (optional)


In a large saucepan, bring the cider, 2 cinnamon sticks, the cloves, nutmeg and lemon peel to a simmer over medium-high heat. Lower the heat to medium- low and cook, without boiling, for 15 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in the calvados, if using. To serve, pour into mugs and garnish each with 1 of the remaining cinnamon sticks.