No holiday party would be complete without hot cider. This recipe combines apple cider with cranberry juice, chai tea, orange juice, cinnamon, and cloves to make it a holiday favorite!Ingredients
3 cups water
4 black chai tea bags (To keep the cider from looking cloudy, be sure to purchase chai tea bags that do not contain milk solids.)
8 cups apple cider or apple juice (64 ounces)
2 cups low-calorie cranberry juice
1/2 cup orange juice
4 3-inch-long sticks cinnamon
3 whole cloves
Cinnamon sticks and/or fresh cranberries (optional)
In a medium saucepan, bring the water to boiling. Remove from heat. Add tea bags. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags.
In a 6- to 8-quart Dutch oven, combine apple cider, cranberry juice, orange juice, the 4 cinnamon sticks, the cloves, and the steeped tea. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Discard cinnamon sticks and cloves. Serve warm. If desired, garnish with additional cinnamon sticks and/or cranberries. Makes 16 (6-ounce) servings.
Make-Ahead Directions: Prepare cider as directed; cool. Transfer to an airtight container; cover. Chill for up to 3 days. Serve chilled, or transfer to a large Dutch oven and heat through.
- serving size (6-ounce)
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- Protein (g) 0