What I'm Drinking: Hot Spiced Apple Cider

A simple but tasty drink is the highlight of my mid-morning snack today. While in Fort Collins last night, of course I had to swing by Whole Foods. Upon entering the store, I made a beeline for the juice section and quickly grabbed a half-gallon of apple cider. One of my favorite non-coffee drinks at Coal Creek here in town during the fall season is a large steaming cup of hot apple cider. But who wants to trek over the icy sidewalks to get there? I decided the next best thing would be to make my own spiced cider at home. This drink makes a perfect accompaniment to a slice of warmed spiced banana pecan bread. Now -- could someone tell me when nap time starts?

Hot Spiced Apple Cider (printer-friendly version)
makes one serving

1 1/4 C organic apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
1/8 t ground cloves
1/8 t ground nutmeg

1. Pour the cider into a small saucepot. Add in a cinnamon stick, the ground cloves, and the ground nutmeg.
2. Simmer over medium low heat for 30 minutes.
3. Serve immediately. Caution: it's gonna be hot!