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.