Servings: Serves 4
  • 1 large navel orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 sticks (3 inches) cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 quart pure apple cider
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • Orange slices, for garnish
Using a vegetable peeler, remove the zest from the orange and lemon, then squeeze the juice and reserve. Wrap the lemon and orange zest, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and ginger in a piece of rinsed cheesecloth and tie into a packet.

Combine the apple cider, orange and lemon juice, brown sugar and spice packet in a medium nonreactive saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.

Ladle into cups and garnish with the orange slices. Serve hot.