With Thanksgiving right around the corner why not make something that everyone at the table can enjoy? Jeju 16 Water’s Homemade Apple Cider is the perfect drink for the holiday season that everyone can enjoy, but can easily be made into a cocktail by adding a splash of your favorite alcohol. Check out this simple recipe below:
Jeju 16 Water’s Homemade Apple Cider
· 12 medium apples, assorted types
· 2 oranges
· 4 cinnamon sticks
· 1 whole nutmeg
· 1 Tbsp. whole cloves
· 1 tsp. whole allspice
· 7 bottles of Jeju 16 Water (16.9 oz bottles)
· 1/2 - 1 cup brown sugar
Wash the apples and oranges, and then roughly cut into quarters. (Don't worry about removing peels, seeds, or stems.) Place in a large stock pot. Add cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Cover with Jeju 16 Water, filling the pot until it is nearly full. Bring to a simmer over high heat, stirring occasionally. Then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 2 hours.
Once the apples have softened after an hour or two, use a potato masher (or tongs or the side of a spoon) to mash the apple and orange slices once they are soft. Cook for one more hour.
Strain out the apple cider into a clean pitcher or pot. To get the maximum juice out of the apples, you can press them through a fine-mesh strainer or strain through a cheese cloth. Stir in your desired amount of sweetener until it is dissolved. Serve hot.