Want to make it booze free - go for it. It's still delicious to sip around an open fire.
·2 quarts apple juice
·2 quarts apple cider
·2 – 4 cinnamon sticks
·6 whole cloves
·1 cup brown sugar
·1 cup white sugar
·1 (750 ml) bottle of 100 to 150 proof vodka
How to Make Cider Shine
- Combine apple juice, cider, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and both sugars in a large stockpot. Heat over medium heat and bring almost to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cover. Simmer for about one hour. Cool completely.
- Strain out cloves and cinnamon sticks and stir in alcohol.
- Pour into sanitized mason jars. Otherwise, serve hot or cold garnished with a cinnamon stick and/or apple slice. (Store in refrigerator).