Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Simple Cider

My drink of choice this holiday season has been cranberry cider. It's tart and comforting and a complete contrast to the cold weather outside. The color alone is enough to warm you up.

Rosy Cranberry Cider
Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart

2 oranges
2 quarts cranberry juice
4 three-inch cinnamon sticks
2 two-inch pieces fresh ginger, peeled and sliced lengthwise
Sugar, to taste

With a vegetable peeler or a sharp knife, remove four 3-inch-long strips of peel from orange; set aside. Juice orange, and strain out pulp. In a medium stockpot, combine orange juice, reserved orange peel, cranberry juice, cinnamon sticks, and ginger. Taste, and add sugar if desired. Heat over medium-high heat until simmering. Reduce heat to low; simmer 20 minutes. Strain, and discard solids. Serve hot. Serves 6 to 8.


  1. i've got a post next week about holiday drinks...woops, i just typed "drunks!"

  2. Oh yum, I can't wait to try this! I love cranberries in anything I drink and this would be so lovely with the chilly weather too - thank you!

  3. just added this to grocery list!! I am so making this! Yum! Thanks for sharing-

  4. Yum! I love holiday drinks. I especially like the glass you served it in. Happy holidays!

    ~Heather from Snacktive

  5. I love the deep red color of this drink!

  6. This looks all together delicious!!

  7. Perfect timing as Im going food shopping tomorrow and I am so going to add this to my list:) Yum! Kisses and hugs, darling

  8. This sounds incredible! I love twists on the go-to classics! My girlfriend and I spent the day sipping on hot toddies (as in apple cider simmered with mulling spices and rum!) and wrapping festive!

  9. Yum, that sounds very tasty! Merry Christmas to you! xxoo :)

  10. this sounds beyond amazing! ginger is my favorite and the combination of this sounds perfect! thanks for sharing :).

  11. I LOVE the rich red color! I'm going to try this, this weekend! Thanks & Merry Christmas!

    Delightful Bitefuls

  12. sounds delicious! i'll definitely try it :)



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