I never measure anything, and usually change my mind based on what smells good at the moment, so please feel free to adjust any and all quantities to your liking.
|Combine cider, sugar, clementines, citrus, and spices in a saucepan and bring to a slow boil.|
|Continue stirring until liquid is syrupy. At this point, my whole house smells like heaven.|
|Reduce the heat and add the wine (& booze, should you chooze.) Warm slowly, heating too much will burn off the alcohol!|
|Enjoy in mugs (or red solo cups, in true Harvest Party fashion ...) with orange slices as a garnish. Stud your orange slices with whole cloves if you're feeling extra fancy.|
source: Inspiration from Felicity Cloake's recipe from www.theguardian.com
Last year a friend of mine pointed me to the Oaktown Spice Shop. That place is AMAZING! And they often have broken spices for discount prices. Who cares if your star anise is in 2 or 3 pieces? The owner is incredibly helpful, and even had me smell 3 different vanilla beans before making my selection. Highly recommended if you're in the East Bay.