The longer you simmer the vanilla citrus cider, the more intense the flavors will be. Keep this in mind while you prepare your cider.
Apple cider 8 cups
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup concentrated orange juice
1/8 teaspoon of salt
3 cloves of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of whole cloves
1/4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
4 slices of orange
- Combine the salt, orange juice concentrate, brown sugar, and apple cider in a large saucepan before adding the cloves and cinnamon sticks to a double-layered cheesecloth.
- Before adding the entire thing to a pan, fold over the cheesecloth's corners to enclose the seasonings and tie them tightly with a string.
- After bringing the mixture to a boil, lower the heat and let it simmer uncovered for an additional hour.
- After removing the spice bag, add the vanilla and serve with complimentary orange slices.
At room temperature, citrus fruits only last a few days, but they last for several weeks in the refrigerator. Just be careful not to attempt to store fruit that has been peeled or zested. Citrus fruits' oil-filled peel serves as a moisture barrier to keep the interiors from drying out.