It's cold tonight in central Louisiana. Almost no wind, under a crystal clear sky with a new moon. The temperature will drop down into the low 30s and by daylight, there will be a frost on the ground. On nights like this, I like to make red cider, a recipe I learned from a friend long ago. It's the height of simple.
Go buy a bag of cinnamon red-hot candies. Tonight I'm using the 5.7 oz bag of Hy-top Cinnamon Imperials. Empty the whole bag in the top of your coffee maker, in a filter where the coffee goes. Fill the machine with apple juice where the water normally goes. Turn the machine on.