Mulled Apple Cider
|Apple cider/Juice||2 Quart (Bottled)|
|Packed brown sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Cinnamon sticks||4 , broken into halves|
COMBINE apple cider and brown sugar in slow cooker.
Rinse cheesecloth; squeeze out water.
Wrap allspice berries and cinnamon stick halves in cheesecloth; tie securely with cotton string or strip of cheesecloth.
Stick cloves randomly into orange; cut orange into quarters.
Place spice bag and orange quarters in juice mixture.
Cover and cook on HIGH 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
Once cooked, cider may be turned to LOW and kept warm up to 3 additional hours.
Discard spice bag and orange quarters; ladle cider into mugs.
Garnish with additional cinnamon sticks, if desired.