Cheery Spiced Cider
Warm, delicious and cheery, enjoy this spiced cherry, apple and orange cider with family and friends.
1 quart apple cider
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
1 (3-inch) stick cinnamon
1 (1/2 x 3-inches) strip orange peel
3 whole cloves
3 whole allspice
16 maraschino cherries
8 orange slice halves
- Put apple cider, orange juice, maraschino cherry juice, cinnamon sticks, orange peel, cloves and allspice in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Strain out cinnamon sticks, orange peel, cloves and allspice.
- Place 2 maraschino cherries and 1 orange slice half in each of six mugs. Pour about 2/3 cup spiced cider over cherries. Serve warm.
Makes 8 servings.
Tip: Spiced cider can be prepared in advance and reheated just before serving.
Recipe and photograph are provided courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute.