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Pomegranate-Apple Cider Toddy

Yield 7 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
A hot beverage is often just what we want in cold weather or at the onset of a bout of cold or flu. This hot drink offers warm spice with cloves and sweet cinnamon. Substitute 1/3 cup rum for the apple cider if you'd like an alcoholic version.

Ingredients

  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 3 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • Thin tangerine slices (optional)
  • Cinnamon sticks (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 119
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.6 g
  • carbohydrate 30.8 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 14 mg
  • calcium 18 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place cloves and 2 cinnamon sticks on a double layer of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together; tie securely. Combine cheesecloth bag, pomegranate juice, apple cider, and honey in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 30 minutes. Remove from heat; discard cheesecloth bag. Garnish beverages with tangerine slices and cinnamon sticks, if desired. Serve warm.