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Mulled Cranberry-Orange Cider

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 whole allspice
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • 5 cups apple cider
  • 3 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 orange slices
  • 8 star anise (optional)
  • 8 small orange slices (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 155
  • caloriesfromfat 1 %
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 0.6 g
  • carbohydrate 38.5 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 20 mg
  • calcium 21 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place first 4 ingredients on a cheesecloth square. Gather edges of cheesecloth together; tie securely. Combine spice bag, cider, cranberry juice, sugar, and 4 orange slices in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, partially covered, 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 30 minutes. Discard spice bag and orange slices. Serve with additional anise and orange slices, if desired.