Temperature still going down. Maybe we will have to face -15 C tonight. Yesterday I watched a lot of cranes heading southwestward. They flew really fast, always changing the lead. Poor guys were riding the deep freeze wind coming from russia.
We have to stay and deal with it somehow. One way to fight the cold is to drink something warming.
I made some hot apple, warming, healthy, not too sweet.
without alcohol (some vodka would give a nice zing)
1 l good apple juice
3 star anise
1 big cinnamon stick
a huge knob fresh ginger sliced into a few thick slices
1 lime, half of the peel (only the green part) cut into strips and juice
200 ml water
1 twig rosemary
Add spices and rosemary, ginger, zest and lime juice to the apple juice. Let sit min. 30 minutes to infuse. Add water and heat it up until hot. Enjoy after 10 minutes.