Recipe courtesy of Kardea Brown

Orange-Cloved Hot Cider with Brandy

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/2 gallon fresh apple cider

20 whole cloves 

1 navel orange 

One 1-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced 

1 cinnamon stick 

1/2 cup brandy, bourbon or rum 


  1. Heat the cider in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over low heat. Insert the cloves in the orange, spaced a little apart. Add the orange to the cider, along with the ginger and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat and add the brandy.