Fresh grapes sweeten the cider and turn it a beautiful amber hue. For an adult brew, stir in 1 cup rum just before serving.

Recipe by Southern Living October 2014

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Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place first 7 ingredients and, if desired, anise seeds or star anise pod in a covered 4-qt. saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; uncover and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Mash grapes using a potato masher. Cover and let stand 15 minutes. Pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a heatproof pitcher; discard solids. Serve hot or cold.

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