Citrus & Cinnamon Cider

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Citrus & Cinnamon Cider

1 pint organic apple juice

2 3″ pieces of orange peel

2 pieces of star anise

1-2 cinnamon sticks

handful of hawthorn berries

Optional: splash of Cognac in your mug

Pour apple juice into a large saucepan. Add herbs and spices to juice and simmer on low-medium heat for 30 minutes. Strain out herbs and set aside. Sip 6 ounces of warm cider for pleasure or after a heavy meal to help promote digestion. Add 1/2 ounce cognac or brandy if desired.