Cherry Spiced Cider Print Email

This tasty beverage is a treat for the holidays.

1 quart apple cider
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
1 (3-inch) stick cinnamon
1 strip (1/2x3-inches) orange peel
3 whole cloves
3 whole allspice
16 red or green maraschino cherries
8 orange slice 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. Place 2 maraschino cherries and 1 orange slice half in each of six mugs. Pour about 2/3 cup spiced cider over cherries. Serve

Makes 8 servings.

Note: Spiced cider can be prepared in advance and reheated just before serving.