It's been cool and rainy here all day, so I was in an Autumnal mood. I bought a gallon of Apple Cider (the kind that comes from a local orchard, not some far away factory) and after the baby I watch left, I decided it was time to crack that puppy open.
Si into the pan--
1 mug full of cider
4 cloves (cause I like cloves)
a sprinkle of cinnamon--I would have rather had a stick or two, but we were out, so the sprinkle won out.
Heat until it's hot, but not boiling---I was thirsty!
While it's heating, slice an apple crossways, so you get whole disks, and drop a couple of slices into the cup.
Pour in a slug or two of Calvados (apple brandy)
Pour the hot cider over the apples and calvados.
Drink, and be impressed with yourself and warmed to the tips of your toes.