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The Best Cranberry Cider Recipe

With cold weather arriving soon, there is nothing better than a nice hot drink to warm you up! So if you’re looking for something hot and delicious, or for a great new holiday drink recipe, this cranberry cider is what you need!

Cranberry Cider in a Mug Next to Fresh Oranges, Cranberries and Cinnamon Sticks

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 Why I Love Cranberry Cider So Much

With cold weather here all I can think about is what warm and delicious drinks to make, and what sweet baked goods to bake!

When I’m curled up next to the fire place it’s hard to think of anything else!

And the smell of cinnamon sticks, cloves, and cranberries simmering on the stove makes the house smell so good!

This recipe is perfectly sweet and spiced, plus it is just as delicious served cold. So if you are somebody that doesn’t like hot drinks, try it over ice. It’s still amazing!

If you’re in search of an easy and delicious baking recipe to go along with it, try out my crock pot pumpkin bread. It is so moist and delicious, you’re going to love it!

Uses for Cranberry Cider

If we’re being honest, this is a staple in our fridge from about October to February. I drink it almost daily.

And before the holidays are over I stock up on fresh cranberries and put them in the freezer so I can continue making it.

But it is great for so many occasions, if you have to make a holiday drink it’s great for holiday parties and family holidays, or to just drink at home!

 

How to Make Cranberry Cider

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 qts. water
  • 12 oz. fresh cranberries
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. orange juice or juice of 2 fresh oranges
  • 2 c. apple juice (optional)

Instructions:

1.) Add water into a large 4 qt. saucepan along with cranberries, cinnamon sticks, and cloves.

2.) Bring the mixture to a boil and then turn down the heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes.

3.) After simmering, remove from the heat and strain out the cranberries, cinnamon sticks, and cloves.

4.) Then mix in sugar, orange juice, and apple juice (optional).

5.) Drink it hot, pour it into a slow cooker to keep warm, or let it cool to room temperature and put it into a container to store in the fridge.

Enjoy!!

For more holiday favorite recipes check out:

Crock Pot Pumpkin Bread

Grandma’s Perfect Homemade Apple Pie

Cranberry Cider in a Mug Next to Fresh Oranges, Cranberries and Cinnamon Sticks
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The Best Cranberry Cider Recipe

Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Audrey Maze

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 qts. water
  • 12 oz. bag of fresh cranberries
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. orange juice or juice of 2 fresh oranges
  • 2 c. apple juice optional

Instructions

  • Add water into a large 4 quart saucepan along with the fresh cranberries, cinnamon sticks and cloves.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and then turn the heat down to low and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Strain the cranberries, cinnamon sticks, and cloves from the mixture. Then mix in the sugar, orange juice, and apple juice (optional).
  • Enjoy hot, or cool to room temperature and store it in a container in the fridge for later.

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