Thanksgiving Star Cider

Scott Peterson

Our favorite new holiday beverage is a delicious hot cider created by Mimi Booth of Ukiah, California. It's made with honey (her husband is a beekeeper in Mendocino County) and steeped with dried hibiscus blossoms as a nod to the region's Latino cooking traditions.

Yield: Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried hibiscus blossoms
  • 4 cups pear nectar
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups star anise
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • star anise, fresh pear wedges, if desired

Preparation

  1. Pour 2 cups boiling water over 1/2 cup dried hibiscus blossoms (jamaica) and let steep 5 minutes. Meanwhile, warm 4 cups pear nectar, 2 cups red wine, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and 2 star anise over low heat. Strain hibiscus infusion into a large pitcher, add pear nectar mixture, and stir in 1/3 cup honey. Serve warm in mugs. Garnish each serving with a whole star anise and fresh pear wedges if you like.
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