Mulled Apple or Pear Cider
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland- St. John

3 quarts fresh apple cider or pear juice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
7 sticks cinnamon
1 tablespoon crushed dried basil

Place all the ingredients, except the basil, into an enameled pot and simmer gently, until the kitchen is full of the spice aromas.  Remove the cinnamon sticks, breaking them into small pieces.  Place a small portion of the sticks into copper or enamel mugs.  Pour the mulled cider or juice into them.  Sprinkle the basil over each.

When we juice the apples from the apple orchards in Washington, my friends use a brand new Badger 7 garbage disposal they bought specifically for the purpose of making apple and pear juice and cider.

Core the apples and cut them into quarters.  Place them in the Badger with clean basins underneath to collect the juice.  Strain out the pulp and pour the juice into sterilized bottles.  You can buy new empty plastic milk containers from a local dairy.

This recipe contains alcohol. Please drink responsibly.
Pregnant women should not drink alcohol.
Save our Wildlife. Use metal or plastic reusable straws.

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