A warm, spicy and perfect fall and winter drink. Recipe courtesy of Jersey Schmidt, beverage director for Progress.
1 gallon apple cider (look for a no-sugar-added cider if you’re going sans alcohol)
¼ cup sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
2 oranges, cut into ¼-inch slices
¼ cup aged brandy (Optional. Schmidt recommends Korbel.)
Combine all ingredients and heat on low, preferably in a slow cooker, for one hour. Make sure the mixture does not boil. If you’d like a boozy cider, add aged brandy after heating.