- 3 tbsps firmly packed light-brown sugar
- 7 whole cinnamon sticks, (6 sticks for garnish)
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- Ground cloves
- Freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/2 cup brandy
In a medium saucepan, whisk together cider, sugar, spices, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Remove from heat; pour in brandy, if desired. Strain into a pitcher; discard solids. Serve in mugs, garnished with cinnamon sticks.