Come in from the cold to enjoy warm holiday ciders and mulled wine with a touch of spice.
Spiced Apple Cider
Spiced apple cider is a fun drink to make for your family for a holiday meal or celebration. It's also an amazing pick-me-up
on a cold Sunday afternoon while hanging out watching football. If you're serving it at a holiday party for adults, add a
shot of spiced rum to each mug. Delicious!
A perfect warm cider for a small gatherings, this holiday brew is made by simmering apple cider with fresh lemon and orange
slices, cinnamon, and cloves. Make it up a day in advance and reheat before serving.
Steeping fresh cranberries with juice, raisins, and cinnamon sticks starts things off for this mulled punch. But additions
of red wine, lemon, almond flavors, and orange liqueur build an evener richer depth of taste. As warming holiday beverages
go, this one's a stunner.
The spice bag, made with peppercorns, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, and citrus rind, adds rich flavor to this easy cider recipe.
If your party falls on an unusually warm winter day, try this beverage over ice; it's equally delicious hot or cold.
Far from the usual, this warm cider is made with pear nectar, red wine, and honey that's steeped with star anise and dried
hibiscus blossoms. Star anise, found in Asian markets or on the spice aisle at the supermarket, gives it a licorice-like flavor.
A hint of apricot and sweet spices give this citrus apple cider a clean, refreshing flavor. Perfect to serve at holiday gatherings,
book clubs, or for carolers, the recipe makes 20 cups. Keep it warm in a crock pot and let guests serve themselves.
Typically wassail (Norse for "be in good health") is a spicy-sweet, wine-based holiday punch. This alcohol-free version steeps
spices with a blend of fruit juices instead: pineapple juice, apricot nectar, o.j., and apple cider. The kids are gonna love
Almost like a chai tea, this fragrant hot beverage steeps apple cider, a splash of orange juice, and all your favorite masala
spices, including cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, peppercorn, and cloves. A few slices of fresh ginger give it a soothing
Simmer some apple pie goodness on the stove with this wonderfully fragrant cranberry-apple cider beverage. It's warm and full
of all those familiar pie spices, everything from cinnamon to nutmeg to cloves. But it comes packaged without a lot of calories
Bottled apple cider, pantry spices, and dark rum come together with a little orange peel to make a simple apple cider with
a big heartwarming kick. But you can easily leave out the rum (and add it after cooking) so the kids can imbibe too.