A great winter holiday drink take the chill away!
2 quarts apple cider
1 cup of brandy or rum
1/2 cup dried cranberries
12 cinnamon sticks
1/2 teaspoon crushed whole cloves
2 Tablespoons whole allspice
1 Tablespoon Serenity’s Culinary Lavender
Combine the ciders and spices in a large saucepan. Simmer for about 10 minutes but do not boil.
Strain the spices and discard, preserving the liquid in a pitcher.
Add the brandy/rum. Mix well
Pour the mixture into cups or mugs garnished with apple, cinnamon sticks or sprigs of dried lavender and a serve.
Makes 12 servings