Varieties and Other Uses for Spiced Cider

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Varieties and Other Uses for Spiced Cider

Cider is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from apple juice making it a good addition to a great variety of dishes and drinks.
Beauty Regimens

Improve skin's condition Cider is also used to improve your skin’s condition. Since apples and cider are more abundant during fall, choose this as the best time for you to enjoy a hot cider bath. Before you start soaking in your tub, make sure to prepare the following ingredients first:
  • Oatmeal
  • Cinnamon
  • Grated apples/cider/spiced cider
  • Honey
  • Cheesecloth
After grating your apples, gather them in a bowl and mix in a little bit of honey. Once you are done, wrap the mixture using a cheesecloth; make sure to incorporate a cup of oats and a cinnamon stick. Secure it with a string to avoid the ingredients from falling off. Submerge the whole thing. This mixture can make your skin feeling soft.

Cider as Facial Mask
You can also use the cider and honey mixture as a cheap and safe alternative to an expensive facial mask. If you want to moisturize your skin in the process you can add egg whites to the mixture. Apply it to your face and leave it for around 10 minutes. This will help make your skin more firmer and well moisturized, thus minimizing the appearance of unsightly wrinkles. These are just two of the most common uses for cider or spiced cider. Incorporating them in various recipes and beauty regimens is actually a good thing since they carry a wide range of benefits.

Health Benefits

Cider is also commonly
used as a popular health remedy to various kinds of minor ailments. Cider has been used to ease sunburn as well as a remedy for yeast infections. It’s also known to lower bad cholesterol and clear up unsightly warts. Generally, cider is said to offer a number of health benefits. Although its capacity to cure any ailments has not been proven yet, it sure won’t hurt to try; after all, cider is affordable and easy to find.

Different Recipes for Spiced Cider

Hot Spiced Cider In order to come up with the perfect hot spiced cider drink, you will need the following ingredients:

  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp whole allspice
  • 1 tsp whole clove
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ¼ cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 large orange (quartered)
  • 2 quarts apple cider

Once you have all these ingredients secured, start preparing the drink by positioning the filter in your coffee basket. Fill it with allspice, cinnamon stick, brown sugar, salt, orange wedges, nutmeg, and cloves. Afterward, pour in the cider; brew and serve.

Hot Spiced Cider with Rum Punch

Another recipe for spiced cider is with Rum Punch. Spiced cider with rum punch is one beverage that lets you add all sorts of flavors you like. By adding your choice of flavors, you get to create a signature recipe. This type of drink is the kind that should be made in larger batches rather than single servings. The first step is to press a generous amount of whole cloves into the sides of three tangerines, oranges, lemons or limes. Then, place the resulting mixture on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Once you’re done, poke several holes in the fruit with toothpicks and forks, and then place the fruit in a large serving bowl. Next, get a large saucepan, and then heat half a gallon of apple cider and two to four sticks of cinnamon. Heat the mixture until just before it boils. Add one and a half cups of spiced rum, and stir thoroughly. Pour the liquid concoction over the fruits in the serving bowl, and voila! You now have a warm spiced cider with rum.

  • 1 750 ml bottle gold rum
  • 1 point star anise
  • 1 (3-inch) piece vanilla bean
  • 1 (1-by-1/2-inch) piece orange zest
  • 1 piece allspice
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 (1-inch) piece cinnamon stick

Mix all the spices inside the bottle of gold rum. Close the bottle tightly, and let the spices steep for 24 hours. You now have spiced rum.

Hot Buttered Spiced Cider
This is one of the best recipe for spiced cider.
  • 1/2 gallon (8 cups) apple cider
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, plus 1 strip zest
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice, plus 1 strip zest
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • Bourbon, rye or whiskey (optional)
  • Cinnamon candy sticks, for garnish (optional)

Combine the cider, citrus juices and zest, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a large pot. Simmer over medium heat, about 20 minutes; do not boil. Ladle the cider into mugs, leaving the zest and spices in the pot, and add about 1/2 teaspoon butter to each mug. Spike the adults' drinks with a shot of bourbon and garnish with cinnamon candy sticks, if desired.
Hot Spiced Cider with Orange
Another delicious recipe for spiced cider.
  • 2 tablespoons packed SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 large orange, quartered with peel
  • 2 quarts apple cider

Place filter in coffee basket, and fill with SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend, allspice, cloves, cinnamon stick, salt, nutmeg, and orange wedges. Pour apple cider into coffee pot where the water usually goes. Brew, and serve hot.

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