6 apple peels
3-4 C water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (or 1 cinnamon stick)
1 T honey
1 T lemon juice
Place apple peels in a sauce pan. Cover with water and lemon juice and cinnamon.
Bring to a boil for 10-15 minutes, until liquid is colorful and appley.
Strain out the apple peels using a colander positioned over a large bowl.
To make ahead for a frugal holiday party beverage, just boil the apple peels and then freeze the liquid.
Add to your crockpot about 3 hours before serving, and heat through adding lemon, honey and cinnamon sticks to taste. Serve warm from the crockpot.