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


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.


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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