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Spiced Hard Apple Cider

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 8

The crisp, clean taste of naturally fermented apple cider is given a hint of spice with the addition of cloves, cardamom and star anise.


  • 4 cups hard apple cider, chilled
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 8 whole star anise


Select 8 tumblers or wineglasses. Pour 1/2 cup of the apple cider into each glass. Add 1/8 tsp. each of the cloves and cardamom to each glass and stir until well blended. Garnish with a star anise. Serve immediately. Serves 8.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Dinner Parties, by Georgeanne Brennan (Free Press, 2006).