Berries provide traditional mulled cider refreshingly fruity taste.
In a large saucepan combine the apple cider or juice, raspberries or strawberries, the 4 inches stick cinnamon, and the cloves. Bring to boiling and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain through a sieve lined with 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth.
To serve, pour the cider into 11 heat-proof glasses or cups. If desired, garnish each serving with a cinnamon stick and apple wedge. Makes 11 (6-ounce) servings.