Ginger Apple Cider with Brandy

This recipe is a perfect signature drink for a fall wedding. Use freshly pressed cider if available, as it has the best flavor; a clear glass lets the drink's rich color show through.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2007

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh ginger
  • 2 whole allspice
  • 3 ounces brandy
  • Candied ginger chunks, cut into cubes, rolled in superfine sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. Bring cider, fresh ginger, and allspice to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat, and cover. Let stand 10 minutes. Skim foam and strain, discarding solids.

  2. Ladle 1/2 cup hot cider into each mug, and add 3/4 ounce brandy. Add ginger cube to each mug, if desired.

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