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Spiced Cider is a holiday must! Warm things up this season with this delicious Cranberry Apple Hot Cider Recipe. It's easy, it's festive, and it's the perfect drink to serve for any Christmas party. Make it without alcohol for the whole family, or make it spiked hot apple cider for the adults. Either way, the flavor is just perfect!

Hot Cranberry Apple Spiced Cider Recipe

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 137kcal
Spiced Cider is a holiday must! Warm things up this season with this delicious Cranberry Apple Hot Cider Recipe. It's easy, it's festive, and it's the perfect drink to serve for any Christmas party. Make it without alcohol for the whole family, or make it spiked hot apple cider for the adults. Either way, the flavor is just perfect!
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Ingredients

  • 4 quarts Spiced Apple Cider 128 ounces
  • 2 quarts Cranberry Juice 64 ounces
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 oranges sliced
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1-2 cups Everclear (add some, taste, and add more if desired)

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large stock pot or Dutch oven. Bring to a rolling boil for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to simmer and allow to simmer, covered, for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the cloves and cinnamon sticks.
  • Transfer to a slow cooker to keep warm for a party, or serve directly from the stovetop, warm. Stir in Everclear (I stir in one cup, taste, and add more if desired!)
  • Garnish with an orange slice and cinnamon stick to serve.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Makes 20 cups
(NOTE: You can easily halve this recipe)

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 287mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 17.5mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.5mg