Here’s how I throw together a hot drink quickly for Halloween or winter holidays. Keep the shelf stable “cider” in your pantry, and you can whip this up anytime the mood strikes.
4 cups Cider or Trader Joe’s unfiltered apple juice
2 smidgen* cloves (about 1/8 tsp.)
2 pinches* nutmeg (scant 1/4 tsp.)
2 dashes* cinnamon (try Vietnamese cinnamon) (less than 1/2 tsp.)
4 tsp. coconut sugar or brown sugar or a tiny scoop of KAL stevia extract powder
1-2 Tbsp. butter
Heat everything til steaming and mix well. Maybe add some brandy.
*I have a set of three measuring spoons which are labeled Smidgen, Pinch and Dash. Perfect for this job.