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Hot Hazelnut Cider

Who can resist a mug of hot cider on a brisk autumn afternoon? Not us!  Whether it's early fall or you're looking to add to the aromas of Thanksgiving meal preparations, mix up a large pot of this mulled beverage to warm you up and delight your taste buds.


1 gallon apple cider
2 Bartlett pears, washed, cut into wedges
4 cinnamon sticks
1 Teaspoon ground ginger
Franjelico Hazelnut Liqueur


Place cider, pears, cinnamon sticks and ginger in a large pot. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

Using a slotted spoon, remove cinnamon sticks. Keep cider in pot over low flame on stove for guests to help themselves. Or place cider in a round chafer over low flame with a ladle and mugs nearby on buffet table. Set a bottle of Franjelico Hazelnut Liqueur on the side for the grown-ups to add to their drinks.

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