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.
(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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