Two cool-weather favorites meld into one in this brandy-spiked warmer.
1/2 gallon fresh apple cider
2 small navel oranges, halved and thinly sliced
4 oz. butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
10-12 cinnamon sticks
2 cups apple brandy
Garnish: apple wedge and cinnamon stick
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and add orange slices and brown sugar, cooking until slices caramelize. Add remaining ingredients, except apple brandy, and stir until hot. Remove from heat, stir in apple brandy and pour into snifter or glasses. Serves 8.