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Cheery Spiced Cider

Cheery Spiced CiderWarm, delicious and cheery, enjoy this spiced cherry, apple and orange cider with family and friends.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

Cooking Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.