Spiced Apple Cider

Cinnamon-stick stirrers helps add spice and extra flavor to mugs of apple cider.

  • Servings: 16

Photography: John Kernick

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2007


  • 32 whole allspice berries
  • 24 cinnamon sticks
  • 24 cardamom pods
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 12 strips (2 inches wide) orange zest (from about 3 oranges)
  • 1 gallon apple cider


  1. Combine all ingredients in a pot. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, and cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Cider can be kept warm over very low heat. Strain before serving, reserving cinnamon sticks for garnish if desired.