This seasonal cider can be poured over ice or warmed and served in mugs with cinnamon sticks as a garnish.
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1 quart apple cider
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1/3 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
4 cups Calvados or other apple brandy
Apple slices, for garnish
How to Make It
In a large saucepan, combine the cider, sugar, cloves, cinnamon stick, vanilla bean and seeds and a pinch of salt and bring to a simmer, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat, cover and let stand until cool. Strain into a large pitcher; stir in the Calvados. Serve over ice, garnished with apple slices.
The spiced cider can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
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