So, since it is Halloween, and since Thanksgiving is around the corner, I am here to share with you the BEST cider recipe. EVER! It has a tangy zip to it due to all the citrus juices involved. Believe me you will impress. Sometimes I hand this out in little throwaway cups on "All Hallow's Eve" to the adults in my neighborhood accompanying their darling trick-or-treaters. You can even garnish it up with a cinnamon stick or an orange slice. It makes a great accompaniment on Thanksgiving as well. No matter when you make it, the whole house will smell heavenly.
Corinne's Favorite Apple Cider... (This recipe is HUGE - I usually half it and it still makes more than you could ever drink)
2 cups sugar
5 cups water
4 cinnamon sticks
4 allspice berries (or about 1/4 tsp. ground allspice)
1 T. fresh or crystallized ginger
1/2 - 1 gallon apple cider
1/2 gallon orange juice
1 cup lemon juice
Simmer sugar and spices with water for 10 minutes or so and then take out spices. Add juices and heat. Can also stick in a crock pot to keep warm for hours.