Cider and Spice Bag

Cider Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Amy Burke
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.


1 1/2 gallons

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 gal. apple cider
2 qt. cranberry juice cocktail


Combine apple cider, cranberry juice cocktail, and Spice Bag in a large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; partially cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Discard Spice Bag before serving. Serve hot or cold.