Boil the cider to 175 degrees F.
Add the cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise and orange zest. Remove from the heat and add the maple syrup. Stir.
Strain the cider into mugs. Garnish with orange wedges studded with cloves.
Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.
Healthy Dinners in 40 Minutes or Less