about 4 to 6 servings


  • 2 cups each apple
    cider and orange juice
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar or the equivalent
    of ¼ cup brown sugar in granulated brown sugar substitute
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon whole
  • ¼ teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1½ inches stick cinnamon, broken
  • Cheesecloth and kitchen twine (see note)
  • 4 to 6 whole cinnamon sticks as stirrers
  • Orange slices or half slices (studded with whole cloves,
    if desired) for garnish (optional)

In a large heavy
saucepan, combine apple cider, orange juice, brown sugar, and salt, blending
well.  Tie spices in cheesecloth with
kitchen twine; add spice bag to cider mixture. 
Bring mixture to a boil over moderate heat; reduce heat slightly,
cover,  and simmer for 15 to 20
minutes.  Remove spice bag. 

 Serve hot in mugs or
may chill in a glass container, tightly covered, until ready to serve
chilled.  Add a cinnamon stick to each
serving as a stirrer.  May also garnish each
serving with an orange slice or half slice, if desired


Adult Spiced
Cider Variation:
Use 1¾ cups
each orange juice and apple cider and ½ to 1 cup apple jack brandy or bourbon or
dark rum.

May decrease amount of brown sugar, if desired.

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