Christmas Cider

By Avera

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!

Christmas Cider
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)

Directions
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
16
serving size (6-ounce)
Calories
68
Total Fat
0g
Saturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
6mg
Carbohydrate
17g
Fiber
0g
Protein (g) 0

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5 replies

ConnieMarie
ConnieMarie 2015-12-25 07:34:19 -0700 Report

Made last night and if you go to the ORGANIC section of the grocery store you can find juice without sugar added in. I am SOOO tired of NEGATIVE COMMENTS from idiots to lazy to offer suggestions.

Degibu
Degibu 2012-12-06 06:48:06 -0700 Report

Notice that the Nutritional info doesn't list sugar grams. Good luck finding either cranberry, orange or apple juice that isn't LOADED with an ungodly amount of the crap.