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Cherry Cider Recipe

Cherry Cider Recipe

This nicely spiced, simmered beverage is so warming. For a special holiday accent, garnish the mugs using maraschino cherries and a sliced orange.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.