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Low Carb Hot Mulled Apple Cider (Wassail)*

1 quart (4 cups) water
Sugar-free apple cider drink mix
4 cinnamon sticks
1 whole nutmeg
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon peel
2 oranges
2 tsp cloves, whole

Following the directions on the package, combine the appropriate amount of sugar-free apple cider drink mix with 4 cups of water in a large, heavy saucepan. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and lemon peel. Keep the oranges whole and leave the peel on. Press 1 teaspoon's worth of cloves into each orange and add them to the pot. Bring to a simmer over high heat; simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let steep 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, lift out oranges and discard.

Serves 4. Per serving: 2 calories, 0 g protein, 1 g carbs, 0 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 5 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber

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