Beware of the unbelievable smell this will leave in your kitchen. Keep it warm in a crock pot for parties.


  • 5 c organic apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 (1/2 -inch-thick) orange slice with peel
  • 1 (1/2 -inch-thick) lemon slice with peel
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • cinnamon sticks and/or thinly sliced apples for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine cider, cinnamon stick, cloves, orange slice, lemon slice, and nutmeg in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil.
  2. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
  3. Strain cider mixture through a sieve into a bowl and discard solids.
  4. Garnish each serving with one cinnamon stick and a thin slice of apple, if desired.