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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Spiced Cider

You know it's autumn when you see apple cider in the grocery store. I love cider, but not cold from the refrigerator. I like it warmed, and spicy. But, I'm the only one in my house who likes hot cider, so it would be a huge waste to mull a big gallon. Instead I heat it and spice it by the cup. If you're a traditionalist with your spiced cider, you will be appalled at how I make mine, but it works for me. A couple years ago I bought some mulling spice at a Tastefully Simple party and enjoyed it to the very last teaspoon. When I bought my first gallon of cider this year I wasn't certain I could find the mulling spice, so I manufactured my own. Pretty easy stuff. Just add a heaping teaspoon to your cup o' cider and heat in the microwave or in a saucepan until hot enough for you. If you don't like it so tangy (no pun intended) substitute 1/2 cup white sugar for the 1/2 cup Tang.

Muffin recipe found here.

Instant Mulling Spice

1/2 c. granulate sugar
1/2 c. Tang orange-flavored powdered drink mix
2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. cloves

Mix and store in an airtight container.
Add a heaping teaspoon to your cup of cider and heat.


1 comment:

Anne said...

Oh this is something I will certainly have to try this season! It sounds so fall-y; I can't wait to try it!! Thanks.