|Taking a break from my 'greens' them to enjoy a hot cup of mulled apple cider.|
Friday, October 7, 2011
Mulled Apple Cider
For much of the Northern Hemisphere, this time of year cues the ubiquitousness of 'homey' spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, used in baked goods and even in home decorations. I, for one, am prepared for fall. I bought my fall-scented candles from my favorite vegan-owned candle company (currently I have warm cookies alight) and broke out the mulling spices. I love mulled apple cider. Simmering on the stove, the spicy sweet scent fills the house, and once ready, the steamy drink is like comfort in a mug.
My friend, Tcat, bought me a tin of Williams-Sonoma mulling spices last year. This dry mix contains cinnamon, orange rind, allspice, and cloves. You simply add it to apple cider (or unfiltered apple juice) and simmer for 10-20 minutes.