Hot Apple Cider with Ginger
Lemon zest and fresh ginger in addition to the usual warming spices amp up this wintertime classic.
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- Yield: Makes 4 cups
Photography: Linda Pugliese
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2017
- 1 lemon, scrubbed, plus slices for serving
- 4 cups apple cider
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 8 whole cloves
- 2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
Using a vegetable peeler, peel lemon zest in long strips (avoiding the white pith). Squeeze 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
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.