Hot Buttered Cider With Ginger and Cinnamon
Author/Submitted by: From "Season's Greetings" by Marlene Sorosky. ,
From the Portland Oregonian's FOODday, 12/22/93. (Stephen Ceideburg)
Sliced candied or crystallized ginger
Lemon juice (1 lemon)
Butter, cut into thin slices
Cinnamon sticks, for serving
Mix the water and sugar in a large non aluminum saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cloves, allspice, cinnamon and ginger. Let the mixture stand for 1 hour or longer. Strain into a bowl and return to the saucepan. Stir in the apple cider, orange juice and lemon juice. Serve in mugs with a slice of butter on top and a cinnamon stick. Note: The punch may be prepared several hours ahead and reheated before serving, if desired.
Warm yourself with this fragrantly spiced, nonalcoholic beverage after a frosty night of caroling.