Hot Honey Cider
Hot honey cider is perfect on a bonfire night or to warm up on a cold evening. This warm drink can be made with apple juice (instead of sider) for children, or you can add a shot of Calvados for adults. It’s also delicious served cold. For this you can leave out the apple rings; when the cider mix is cold, strain over ice and add a few slices of fresh orange.
This recipe makes 1L apple cider.
- 1L still apple cider.
- 1 orange.
- 10 cloves
- 2 tbsp honey.
- 1 star anise.
- 2 cinnamon sticks.
- To serve: dried apple rings.
How to prepare
- Pour the cider into a medium saucepan, stud the orange with the cloves and add to the pan, along with the honey, star anise and cinnamon. Stir. Warm gently over a low heat for 5 minutes, stirring once or twice.
- Place two apple rings into the bottom of heatproof glasses or mugs.
- Remove the orange from the saucepan and cut it in half, squeeze the juice from one half and add to the cider.
- Strain the cider over the apple slices to serve.