Witch's Brew


  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • pomegranate seeds
  • apples, sliced
  • pears, sliced
  • oranges, quartered
  • cloves
  • cardamom, ground
  • star anise
  • allspice

Special Equipment

  • cauldron (don't have one? OK to use a large pot)
  • cheesecloth for wrapping spices


  1. Heat a cauldron of apple cider. Add pomegranate seeds, apple and pear slices, and clove-spiked orange wedges
  2. Add cheesecloth-wrapped ground cardamom, star anise and allspice
  3. Bring to a boil, lower heat  and simmer 15 minutes
  4. Strain and ladle into a mug, careful not to burn your hands or lips, breathe in the autumn aromas, and enjoy