This is a nice recipe for when fall starts turning to winter, it’ll warm you right through. Just be careful not to burn your tongue, it happened to me once. This recipe makes 16-1 cup servings, though so it’s best when some guests are coming over for dinner, or a neighborhood block party.

  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • cheese cloth
  • 2 tsp. whole cloves
  • 2 tsp. whole allspice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 oranges

Combine cider, brown sugar, nutmeg, and the juice of one orange in a large pot. Tie the cloves, allspice and cinnamon inside a cheese cloth bag. Cut the other orange into slices and add. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove spice bag and serve.