INGREDIENTS

2 quarts apple cider

½ tsp whole cloves

1 piece star anise

1 cinnamon stick

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (for added spice)

Prepare this recipe using our If You Care Cheesecloth.

PREPARATION

Makes 2 Quarts

1. Cut a 12 inch piece of If You Care Cheesecloth, then double over and lay flat. Place the cloves, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, star anise and cayenne pepper on top of the cheesecloth. To create the sachet, gather the ends of the cheesecloth and tie a small piece of If You Care Twine separating the ingredients from the ends, then tie on the cinnamon stick.

2. Pour the apple cider into a medium saucepan and turn heat to medium, high. Add the sachet to the cider and bring to a slow boil. Allow to boil for at least 20 minutes, then gently stir and serve with a ladle into mugs or heatproof glasses.

Tip: For a spiked fall treat, add 2oz of Bourbon whiskey to each 12oz of cider!

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