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Eve's Addiction

Eve's Addiction

[Photo: Tara Striano]

This recipe comes from my recent book, Winter Cocktails. In addition to the expected cloves and allspice, this hot cider includes black peppercorns' subtle burn and coriander's citrus notes. For an extra treat, top this cider with freshly whipped cream.

About the author: María del Mar Sacasa is a food stylist, recipe developer, and author of the food blog Cookin' and Shootin'. Her first book, Winter Cocktails is currently on sale.

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Eve's Addiction

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About This Recipe

Yield:Serves 4
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
Special equipment:medium saucepan, fine-mesh sieve
This recipe appears in: Spiked Hot Cider: 5 Fun Variations to Make at Home

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice berries
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 2 teaspoons whole coriander
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 1/2 cups apple cider
  • Rind and 1/4 cup juice from 1 large orange
  • 8 ounces applejack
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 clementine or small orange, scrubbed and cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries

Procedures

  1. 1

    Place allspice, peppercorns, cloves, coriander, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in apple cider, orange rind and juice, and applejack and bring to simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to lowest setting and allow cider to simmer for 15 minutes.

  2. 2

    Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and discard solids. Return cider to saucepan and add apple pieces, clementine slices, and cranberries. Simmer medium-low heat until apples are fork tender but still retain their shape and cranberries are plump, about 10 minutes. Serve.

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