Submitted by The Cook at the Spur Cross Ranch, Pryor, Okla.

• 1 lemon, scrubbed, plus slices for serving

• 4 C apple cider

• 1 cinnamon stick

• 8 whole cloves

• 2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

Peel lemon using a vegetable peeler to create strips, avoiding the white pith. Squeeze 2 Tbsp lemon juice, set aside. In a medium pot, combine cider, cloves, ginger, cinnamon stick and lemon zest. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to low and simmer. Cover and cook 10 minutes. Add lemon juice, then strain. Discard any solids. Serve warm with lemon slices.


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