Friday, December 05, 2008

mini-cooking project

I've been craving hot apple cider. A weird thing to crave, I realize, but herbal tea just hasn't been cutting it lately, and cocoa didn't fit the bill, either. Enter, "fake-it" spiced cider:
apple juice concentrate
stick cinnamon
whole star anise
whole cloves
whole allspice
whole cardamom
smashed fresh ginger
freshly grated nutmeg

Chuck everything in a pot, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes. Strain and serve. (Or cool, chill, and microwave a cup at a time as needed!)


I am SO ready for the weekend! Can't wait until 6:00 tonight, when I can finally RELAX!


funwithyourfood said...

I've made fake cider like this every week for the past month but i've also been loving my peppermint hot chocolate. I need to do a fall drinks post too haha


Sharon said...

Wow, what a creative idea! Thanks for sharing!