Maple Beverage Recipes

Spiced Maple Cider

2 quarts apple juice or cider
8 fl.oz. Pure Maple Syrup
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 small orange, sliced
3 cinnamon sticks
8 whole cloves
1/4 cup Southern Comfort liqueur, optional

In large saucepan, combine all ingredients expect liqueur; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 20 minutes. Remove orange slices and spices. Add liqueur if desired. Serve warm; garnish as desired.
Tip: Can be served chilled; or chill and add 1 (32 oz.) bottle ginger ale before serving.
Yield: about 2 quarts