Need to warm up? Have a HOT winter drink! - Zaca

Need to warm up? Have a HOT winter drink!

If the weather near you is anything near Denver's right now, you're probably freezing!  It's a great time to hit the mountains and go skiing and snowboarding, and it's a great time to have a nice HOT drink!
We wanted to help you warm up by giving you a drink recipe.  If you're going to be drinking, try some Spiced Cider.  Read below for the recipe.  Enjoy!
  • 6 oz Calvados or other apple brandy
  • 2 broken cinnamon sticks
  • 1 quart (4 cups) apple cider
  • 1 Tbsp whole allspice
  • 6 cinnamon sticks (for garnish

Instructions (serves 6)

Put broken allspice and cinnamon sticks in a cheesecloth bag.   Then put it in a saucepan with apple cider and heat gradually until steaming (do not boil).  Pour 1 oz of apple brandy into each mug.  Fill each mug with the apple cider and stir with a whole cinnamon stick.  And serve immediately.