EPISODE 4: NEW YORK CITY

MULLED APPLE CIDER WITH SWEET HONEY CREAM

2 quarts apple cider
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 bay leaves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
1/2 t whole cloves
1 t grated ginger
1 stalk lemongrass chopped

Combine the cider, light brown sugar, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, ginger, and lemongrass in a large pan. Bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered 30 minutes. Strain the spices from the mixture and discard. Return the cider to pan and keep warm. The cider is ready to be served as is. Fill mug with hot cider and garnish with sweet honey cream.

SWEET HONEY CREAM
1 cup cream
1/4 cup honey
1/4 t nutmeg

In a chilled bowl, combine cream, honey, and nutmeg and whip until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate

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