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homemade holiday cranberry cider

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Shannon Renee
Jesup, GA

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For homemade holiday cranberry cider

  • 2 qt
    cranberry juice or home made juice- below how to make
  • 2
    oranges zested
  • 14
    whole cloves
  • 1 1/2 c
    dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 c
  • 2
    cinnamon sticks

How To Make homemade holiday cranberry cider

  • 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.
  • 2
    Mix ingredients in large pot or slow cooker and mix together. Heat until steaming and serve.
  • 3
    Crock pots are great for making this a mobile drink for parties.