Citrus Apple Cider Recipe
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Citrus Apple Cider Recipe

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I really enjoy this hot cider because it has a citrus tang unlike other recipes I've tried. Not only do I like the flavor combination, but I love the aroma it adds to my home. —Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon
Recommended: Halloween Drinks
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 quart unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1.4 teaspoons whole cloves
  • Additional cinnamon sticks, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 157 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Strain, discarding cinnamon sticks and cloves. Serve warm; garnish with additional cinnamon sticks if desired. Yield: 5 cups.
Originally published as Hot Apple Cider in Light & Tasty October/November 2004, p31

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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013

"We have made this a holiday special every year. I get a lot of compliments on this recipe."

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