Blushing Cranberry Cider

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a lovely hot cider...served in a warm mug and garnished with orange slices. It is a delicious treat, after spending time out in the cold.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove two, 3-inch-long strips of peel from the orange and set aside until needed.
  2. Next juice and strain the orange.
  3. To a medium pot, add the orange, pineapple and cranberry juices, orange peel, cinnamon sticks, ginger, allspice and cloves.
  4. Make sure to sample and add the sugar if desired.
  5. Heat over medium-high heat until it starts to simmer, then reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer 30 - 45 minutes.
  6. Strain the cider, pour into warm mugs, add orange slices and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Made this for 3 of us & doubled the recipe, since I wanted a bit left over to have COLD the next day, & as much as we enjoy a hot cider, it was every bit as great tasting chilled as it had been warm! Absolutely wonderful tasting & a great keeper of a recipe! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hits Tag]

Sydney Mike May 15, 2011

What a delicious cider. I used a sugar free cranberry juice and omitted the blood orange since there weren't any available in the supermarket. The rest of the recipe was prepared as written. It makes a lot more than 2 servings so I'll be able to warm some up to enjoy later this week. Made for Photo Tag.

Dreamer in Ontario December 28, 2008

A clever and DELICIOUS drink! It takes a little preparation time, but it is worth it! I used pineapple nectar and cranberry nectar, which is thinner than 100% juice - but still great for this mixed drink. My only sub was NO orange slices - I had used all my oranges in my home-made Christmas cake and mincemeat! This was really lovely - Christmas in a mug, and it is on my menu for the Festive period. I plan to make it before I need to serve it, and then heat it up gently on my woodburning stove! AMAZING, it's the spices that make this so tangy and different to other hot cider drinks! Thanks BK! Made as a special Fairy Dust thank you for MsSally in Holiday Tag. FT:-)

French Tart December 15, 2008

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