Cherry Cider

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This nicely spiced, simmered beverage is so warming. For a special holiday accent, garnish the mugs using maraschino cherries and a sliced orange.


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 118 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.