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Spicy Mulled Cider Mix
Makes about 2 cups mix
3/4 cup crushed cinnamon sticks
3/4 cup chopped dried orange rind
1/3 cup whole allspice
1/4 cup whole cloves
Combine all ingredients in a jar.
Spicy Mulled Cider
Makes 4 servings
4 cups apple juice, apple cider, or half apple juice and half cranberry juice
2 tablespoons Spicy Mulled Cider Mix
1. In saucepan, combine juice and cider mix.
2. Cover and bring to a simmer. Gently simmer for 20 minutes.
3. Strain into mugs.
wrap it up
Place a few of these gems in a wicker basket, Christmas tin or other fun and seasonal container. Fill in the spaces with wrapped chocolates, holiday napkins or a bottle of wine, and you'll have beautiful and sure-to-be-appreciated holiday gift baskets with that extra personal touch.