I took a rare morning off today and I went on a field trip with my daughters. We went apple picking at the Milk Pail in Watermill, NY. It’s a 13th generation family run farm by the Halsey family. Nestled near Mecox Bay and the ocean it’s a beautiful farm complete with a stand in the middle of the fields complete with coffee, cider, donuts, fruit and more. I thought I’d share their Hot Spiced Cider recipe they gave us this morning. Can’t wait to try it out! – Lynn Butler Beling
The Milk Pail’s Hot Spiced Cider (serves 8)
2 quarts apple cider
1 Tbs. honey
3-4 slices of lemon
6-7 whole cloves
2 small cinnamon sticks
Combine in a large pan and slowly bring to a boil, cover, simmer 20 minutes, strain and serve hot.
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