Hot Mulled Cider #2
Cider or unfiltered apple juice
Apples, thinly sliced
Oranges, thinly sliced
Mulled spice mix
Dark rum or brandy,
Pour apple juice into a large stainless steel or enamel pot. Add the sliced apples, oranges, mulled spice mix and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Add vanilla. Strain into cup with a splash of dark rum or brandy, if desired. Stir with cinnamon sticks.
Fresh orange or apple slices may be added before serving. To make hot mulled wine, substitute a mellow red wine for apple juice and add a few tablespoons of brown sugar, if desired. More juice or wine may be added as needed.