Preparation / Directions:
Heat 1 gallon fresh cider with 1/2 C. brown sugar and 2 cinnamon sticks in a large saucepan. Tie 1 teaspoon whole cloves (and/or whole allspice and a strip of lemon or orange peel) in a square of cheesecloth or put into a tea ball (so you can remove it easily). Add to cider. When boiling, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Remove spices. Ladle cider into mugs with (if you wish) a cinnamon stick added to each.
YEAR-ROUND CIDER: To enjoy cider all year, freeze it in plastic or glass containers, leaving about 2 inches headroom for expansion.