Old Sturbridge Village, www.osv.org, Sturbridge, MA
- 1 gallon hard cider
- 9 whole allspice
- 9 whole cloves
- 2 whole cinnamon sticks
Simmer the above for three hours over low heat, skimming the top as necessary. The cider should then be cooled and set for 24 hours.
Before serving, simmer for one hour. Heat a poker cherry red and quench it in the cider as it is simmering. Do this once more, immediately before serving.
Note: If hard cider us difficult to obtain, add two thirds of a quart applejack and one third brandy immediately before serving as the spirit will dissipate if heated in the cider.