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Cherry Cider

 Cherry Cider
This nicely spiced, simmered beverage is so warming. For a special holiday accent, garnish the mugs using maraschino cherries and a sliced orange.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups apple cider or juice
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 3 whole allspice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 orange peel strip (1 to 3 inches)
  • 6 maraschino cherries
  • 6 orange slices

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the cider and juices. Place the cloves,
  • allspice, cinnamon stick and orange peel on a double thickness of
  • cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string
  • to form a bag. Add to the pan.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat (do not boil). Simmer, uncovered,
  • for 15 minutes. Discard spice bag. Serve cider warm in mugs; garnish
  • with cherries and orange slices. Yield: 6 servings.