Lemon zest and fresh ginger in addition to the usual warming spices amp up this wintertime classic.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2017

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Credit: Linda Pugliese

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Using a vegetable peeler, peel lemon zest in long strips (avoiding the white pith). Squeeze 2 tablespoons lemon juice.

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  • In a medium pot, combine cider, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and lemon zest. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a simmer; cover and cook 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Add lemon juice and strain; discard solids. Serve warm, with lemon slices.

Variations

For an alcoholic version of this drink, add bourbon to taste.

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