This Hot Cider Recipe Will Keep Your Chills Away All Holiday Season

Go to Wilkens Fuit & Fir Farm in Yorktown Heights for the lush trees, stay for the free cider.



Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm in Yorktown Heights offers one of the best Christmas tree experiences in Westchester. The trees are abundant, the staff is helpful, and the on-site bakery serves up mouthwatering treats all day long. The hot cider, free for anyone purchasing a tree, is particularly fragrant and delicious. Best of all, Wilkens shares the recipe with anyone who wants it, so it can be savored at home throughout the holiday season.

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Wilkens Hot Cider

(Makes 16 cups)



1-gallon apple cider

2 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp lemon juice

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp cloves



Combine all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 10 minutes. Serve hot.

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