Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
You can make this in your crock pot to keep it warm for guests. The color is very pretty with the maraschino cherry juice. From the Cherry Marketing Institute.
- 1 quart apple cider
- 3⁄4 cup orange juice
- 1⁄4 cup maraschino cherry juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 strip orange peel
- 3 whole cloves
- 3 whole allspice
- 16 maraschino cherries
- 8 orange slices, halves
- Put apple cider, orange juice, maraschino cherry juice, cinnamon sticks, orange peel, cloves and allspice in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Strain out cinnamon sticks, orange peel. cloves and allspice. (Can be prepared in advance and reheated in crock pot).
- Place 2 maraschino cherries and 1 orange slice half in each of six mugs. Pour about 2/3 cup spiced cider over cherries. Serve warm.
I was gonna cut the recipe in half since there were just 2 of us, but then decided to go whole-hog & make it all, using some the next day, cold, as a base for smoothies (& those were very nice, too)! Will definitely keep this one in mind when the end-of-year holidays come around again, but even now it is a very comforting drink on a cold night! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hit Wonders tag]
This was so nice on a chilly morning! I halved the recipe and drank both cups. Thanks! Made for photo tag.
This is delicious! Oh we all just loved having this last night. It's been a cold and rainy couple of days, so this cider really knocked out the dreariness. The addition of cherries is such a great idea. It's a beautiful color too. This is nice and sweet with a bit of spice. I will be making this again for Christmas and more. Made and Reviewed for Spring PAC 2009. Thanks! :)