Ok, So I'm going to let you in on a little secret... My secret recipe for Hot Apple Cider that I use every year around this time. I don't drink alcohol- so I'm always on the lookout for fun drinks to make, that feel fancy. This is what I make when everyone is having Mulled Wine. (You can add Brandy if you like something 'adult').
A Red Apple.
Ground Cinnamon (Or Cinnamon Syrup).
Depending on how much you're making, add the Juices together (About 1 part Cran to 2 parts Apple. More Apple will make it sweeter) in a pan. Put the pan on the hob on medium heat (no boiling!).
Cut up your apple. Use one apple & one Cinnamon stick per 4 people. Add those.
Let it warm up nicely, then add in the spices &/or syrups. Turn heat down.
Taste test! If it's too sweet, add more Cranberry. If it's too sour- add more Apple!
Serve in pretty glasses on a cold night with bits of your apple to chomp on!The great thing is you can re-heat it any stage during the evening if it cools. Yum!!
Lots of love. Kimxo