Homemade Holiday Cranberry Cider

Shannon Renee


This is great for holiday parties and family gatherings. This is a tradition in our house to make for Thanksgiving and Christmas :)

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20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
A great drink to enjoy after a night of caroling or decorating the tree! One sip and it will put you in the holiday spirit. The aroma while this steeps on the stove is incredible.


2 qt
cranberry juice or home made juice- below how to make
oranges zested
whole cloves
1 1/2 c
dried cranberries
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/3 c
cinnamon sticks


1*** You can make your own juice by juicing the oranges you zested along with a few more oranges - to taste. Add some apple juice, honey, water and organic pure cranberry juice. The organic cranberry juice goes a long way so you won't need more than 1 bottle. Also, you could use ginger ale for a sweetener. Mix with the cranberry and orange juice. Ratios I'm not sure about, I always do it to taste.
2Mix ingredients in large pot or slow cooker and mix together. Heat until steaming and serve.
3Crock pots are great for making this a mobile drink for parties.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: American
Collections: Festive Feasts, Cheers!