1 large lemon, cut in half
1 medium orange, cut in half
16 whole cloves
4 cups clear apple juice
1/2-3/4 cup honey
4 (2-inch.) cinnamon sticks
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
Cut two slices (1/4-inch thick) from each lemon and orange half. Insert
whole cloves into slices; set aside. Squeeze juice from remainder of fruit
halves into a medium non-reactive saucepan. Stir in apple juice and
honey; mix well. Add cinnamon sticks, ginger and reserved fruit slices.
Bring just to a boil over medium-high heat. If desired, strain cider, and place 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks in glass or cup. Serve immediately in a
heatproof serving bowl. Makes 6 servings.
Note: If desired, a little brandy or apple brandy can be added to the cider to give it that extra "zip".
Date: August 1, 2002