A delicious glass of hot mulled cider is the perfect winter treat. Add a bit of Calvados or apple brandy and you have a incredible warm cocktail. I prefer pure unfiltered apple cider that is cloudy. It has a more complex flavor and is perfect for hot beverages. If you like the clear variety, though, that will work just fine.
Check out the recipe for Mulled Apple Cider with Candied Ginger.