Mulled Apple or Pear Cider
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
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.