- 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
- 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.