Warm apple ginger cider is a cider that is served during the winter months at our local bakery Manresa Bread here in Los Gatos, California. Their hot apple cider has to be my daughter Anjali’s all-time favorite drink. Any time Hitesh stops by the bakery to pick up pastry or bread he comes home with Manresa’s apple ginger cider for Anjali. She could drink this all year long if only Manresa would sell it all-year round. But alas it is only available in the winter months. So what does Anjali do the rest of the year when she craves apple ginger cider? I make it at home. With warming fresh ginger, slices of fresh orange, and sweet cinnamon – apple ginger cider is the perfect drink on a cool afternoon at any time of the year! Give it a try!
Warm Apple Ginger Cider
makes 4 mugs
- 4 cups all natural apple juice
- 3 inch piece of ginger skin removed and finely grated or minced
- 2 slices of orange from one half orange and 2 more slices for garnish
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- A few whole cloves if you like
- Add all the ingredients in a pot and warm through until the apple cider comes to a low boil.
- Strain the cider into mugs and garnish with orange slice before serving.
Cook’s Notes: Adjust the ginger and orange slices according to your taste. Add more or less ginger depending on how “spicy” you want the cider. Orange slices melow out the sweetness of the apple juice. We noticed that without the orange slices the apple cider can be a little too sweet.
Sipping Cider with My Sweetheart
by Phillip Garcia on Poetrysoup.com
“Sipping warm-apple cider, neither one of us spoke
as we imagined, in tandem, our journey to endless unknowns,
both so mesmerized by possibility’s euphoric beauty.”