All season long I seek out the things that bring me comfort & enhance the auburn world outside.  Hot Cider is one of those autumnal staples that I just can’t go a year without.  This recipe is something my beau & I whipped up for a golden afternoon with friends.  We sipped spicy sips & embraced the chilly winds that kissed our cheeks.  This rendition of a fall favorite is sweet, spicy & tart, a balanced drink for every palette.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 gallon organic apple cider
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried orange peel
  • 1/4 tablespoon cardamom
  • 1/4 cup chai tea blend
  • A pinch of Allspice

Bring your cider to a slow boil and add the spices, tea, and ginger, and orange peels. Reduce the heat to medium, and let it brew for 20 minutes.  Pour into a thermos and take a batch with you on an autumn hike, or save some for the evening around a bon-fire.