Note: Recipe directions are for original size. Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted. 8 cups apple cider, or apple juice. 4 whole cloves. 4 whole allspice berries. 4 whole cardamom seeds. 4 cinnamon sticks. 1 cup Calvados, or brandy.
Simmer the cider for 30 minutes to 3 hours (the longer the better) and skim any foam that rises to the surface. When ready to serve, stir in the apple brandy and return to a simmer. Serve the cider in heated mugs garnished with a slice of lemon, orange and cinnamon stick.
Apple Brandy Recipe. Using a rule of thumb, 16 pounds of apples will yield about 1 gallon of cider. 1 gallon of cider will only yield about a pint of brandy once it’s distilled! Let’s assume a 5 gallon batch of cider, which will yield about a gallon of finished brandy. For this, you’ll need roughly 80 pounds of apples.
Sep 26, 2018 · Spiked Mulled Apple Cider Recipe Tips. This isn’t a difficult drink to make, but here are a few tips: apple brandy, rum, or spiced rum. This spiked mulled apple cider is gently spiced, packed with apple flavor and just enough spirit (if you choose to use some) to give it that little kick.
Combine apple cider (or juice) and the spice bundle in a 5-quart or larger slow cooker. Cover and cook on High until hot and aromatic, at least 2 hours. Reduce heat to low. Remove the spice bundle and stir in brandy. Garnish with apple …
Combine cider, cinnamon stick, clove, orange slice, and lemon slice in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Strain cider mixture through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Stir in brandy. Serve warm. Garnish each serving with 1 cinnamon stick, if desired.
Made from apple cider that was allowed to ferment, then distilled and aged in oak barrels like the traditional French apple brandy, Calvados. Aging in oak gives this brandy a hint of vanilla while still having a strong apple flavor.