Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller 
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
Makes 8 cups

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

How to Make It

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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