Cherry Spiced Cider

Cherry Spiced Cider

This tasty beverage is a treat for the holidays.

  • 1 quart apple cider
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 (3-inch) stick cinnamon
  • 1 strip (1/2x3-inches) orange peel
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 3 whole allspice
  • 16 red or green 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

Makes 8 servings.

Note: Spiced cider can be prepared in advance and reheated just before serving.

Thanks to the Cherry Marketing Institute for this recipe.

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