Here is the recipe I promised a couple of days ago! And people, it is so GOOD! The perfect Fall-ish, holiday-ish festive hot beverage. I make this all the time for fall and winter parties and get-togethers.
It is a real a hit because: it
Warms you up.
Here is what you need to make hot spiced cranberry cider:
8 cups of cranberry juice (not cocktail, just cranberry juice)
8 cups of good apple cider (get it fresh from the farm if you can)
2-4 T brown sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
Allspice (I just put a pinch in)
8 whole cloves
Chunks of orange
In a large pot, combine the cranberry juice and apple cider. Stir in brown sugar. Add cinnamon sticks, allspice, cloves and orange. Heat until it almost boils and then reduce it to simmer. You can taste it and if it needs a little more sugar or whatever you can add to it.
Strain out your cloves and cinnamon sticks before you serve.
Now … for the best part.
Grab a pretty mug.
Pour yourself a cup of cider.
Sit in a comfy chair next to a stack of new books.
Sip the taste of the season.
This post is day 15 of my 31 Days series!
The past few days of posts:
Day 11: Tips for Holiday Curb Appeal
Day 14: Power of Decorating with Three
And be sure to check out the rest of the 31 Day Participants!