Makes 6 to Servings
1/2 Gal Apple Cider
1 Cup Water
2 Oranges, Sliced
2 Lemons, Sliced
5 Cinnamon Stick, whole
5-7 whole Star Anise
7-10 Whole Cloves
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
1/3 Cup Apple Brandy (Calvados)
In a large pot over medium high heat, combine cider with water, oranges, lemons and spices.
Allow mixture to come to a boil.
Add sugar, stir to dissolve.
Reduce heat to medium low and allow Cider to cook for about 30 minutes.
Before serving, add Brandy (optional) to cider.