These shrunken heads in spiced cider are a little bit spooky and a whole lot of fun. Visit our site for more Healthy drinks recipes.
Shrunken Head Apple Cider is a great Halloween drink. It uses Oishi Great Lakes Pure Pressed Apple Juice that's healthy and refreshing.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
- 4 apples peeled, halved, and cored
- 1 tablespoon Hearty Oatmeal Mix-In: Sugar & Spice
- 16 cloves
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with greased foil
- Carve two eyes, a nose, and mouth into the round side of each apple half using a toothpick or small spoon.
- Toss the apples with Oatmeal Mix-In: Sugar & Spice and bake, face side up, for 30 minutes.
- Stick a clove into each eye socket
- Fill a large pot with apple cider
- Add lemon juice and baked apples and warm over medium-low heat for 10 minutes
- Finally, serve warm
- 140 Calories (kcal)
- 36 Carbohydrates (g)
- 31 Sugar (g)
- 35 Sodium (mg)
Cool Facts about Apple Cider
Apple cider was used to baptize kids in the 14th century. It was preferred simply because it is more sanitary than water.
Glory of the west, Hang down, Chibbles wilding, and Kentish fill-basket are some of the beautiful names given to cider apples.
Also, it’s recommended to take lots of apples, like 36 pieces of them which make one gallon of the good stuff. Literally, that’s like a whole tree, which yields 40 to fifty fruits.
Rome took the habit of taking crab apples from England. It started when Caesar and his soldiers invaded England in 55 BCE, and they found Celts sipping a brew made from crab apples. The storming troops picked the habit and took it back to Rome.
According to legends, cider drinks are believed to leave the head clear while paralyzing the legs. The underlying reason is that some of these drinks are fermented with either pear juice, honey, or plums which have intoxicating effects.
This will leave you tongue-tied. Do you know apple cider was used in English custom to appease the deities of their apple trees? Alright, now you know. Here's is how; they would place a jug full of cider under the biggest apple tree. Then they would sing a song and finish by banging on kettles or blowing horns to scare off evil spirits which might be lingering within the orchard. Fantastic!
Cider provides the best way to preserve dead genius' brains. For instance, Einstein's cranium was stored in a box labeled Costa Cider, for more than 40 years. They stored in two mason jars in the Cider box, under pathologist Thomas Harvey's sink.
Heard of President John Adams? Well, reliable sources indicate that he drunk a tankard of cider daily in the morning. He simply appreciated the apple cider benefits in promoting good health. True to his beliefs, he lived a whopping 90 years. He, therefore, ranks as the third longest serving president, after Ford and Reagan.
Cider was the drink of pilgrims in Northern America and England from early settlers’ times. They believed water to be potentially lethal. According to them, wine is wisdom, beer is strength, and water is bacteria.
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