1 half-gallon fresh apple cider
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. nutmeg
Zest of one orange
2 whole cloves
2 Tbsp light brown sugar
Pour the cider into a saucepan or slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients and mix gently. If using a saucepan: Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, then cook on low for 20 minutes.
If using a slow cooker: Cover the mixture and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours. To serve, pour the heated mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into mugs. Serves 8.
Nutritional information per serving: 132 calories, 1g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 32g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 0g protein