- 5 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks, halved
- 1 tablespoon whole cloves
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups sugar
- 2 quarts water
- 2 (16-ounce) bottles pomegranate juice*
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup orange juice
How to Make It
Place cinnamon sticks and cloves in center of an 8-inch square of cheesecloth; tie with string.
Bring spice bag, sugar, and next 3 ingredients to a boil in a Dutch oven, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
Remove and discard spice bag; stir in 1 cup orange juice. Serve cider hot or cold.
*1 (32-ounce) bottle cranberry juice cocktail may be substituted.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice, which can be found in the refrigerated produce section of large supermarkets.