Mauled Apple Cider
Hot apple cider can be wicked (spiked with rum or whiskey) or just plain good.
- 20 whole cloves
- 5 lady apples
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Zest of 1 orange, removed in large strips with a vegetable peeler
Press 4 cloves into each lady apple. Place cider, cinnamon, orange zest, and studded lady apples in a large pot, and warm over medium-low heat. Let steep for 1 1/2 hours, without boiling, until aromatic and flavorful.