Muscadine Grape Apple Cider

Air Date: 
Fri, 09/08/2017
NC Ingredients: 
grapes, apple cider

Description

Drinks

Ingredients

1⁄2 gal
Apple cider
1 lb
Muscadine grapes
3  
cinnamon sticks (2 inches long)
10  
whole cloves
1  
piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced (1 inch long)
1⁄4 t
ground nutmeg
1⁄8 t
ground allspice
   
whole grapes, cinnamon sticks, apple slices, star of anise (Garnish)

Instructions

Place first 7 ingredients in a covered 4 qt. saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; uncover and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Mash grapes using a potato masher. Cover and let stand 15 minutes. Pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a heatproof pitcher; discard solids. Serve hot or cold.

 

Notes

Lisa’s Notes: North Carolina is known for its Muscadine and Scuppernong grapes. They have that delicious distinct flavor that reminds me of going to my grandmothers. I found this recipe in Southern Living Magazine October 2014.