Hot Mulled Cherry and Apple Cider Recipe

Celebrate apple season and those cooler autumn evenings with this robust, red cider made with cherry juice, apple cider, and your favorite spices. Cheers!

Ingredients:
1/3 cup lemon peel, cut into 1/4″ strips
1 /2 cup orange peel, cut into 1/4″ strips
2 cups apple cider
4 cups tart cherry juice (1/2 cup King Orchards tart cherry juice concentrate plus 3 1/2 cups water)
2 (1/4″ thick) strips of peeled fresh ginger root
1 teaspoon allspice
5 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat. Simmer uncovered until liquid is reduced to 4 cups, approximately 30 minutes. Remove from heat and strain liquid to remove peels and spices. Discard solids and serve in festive mugs.

Makes 4 one-cup servings.

Nutrition Info:
Nutrition Facts per cup: 175 calories, 0 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 42 g carbohydrate, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g protein, 1 g fiber, 10 mg sodium; Daily Values: 1% vitamin A, 7% vitamin C; 3% calcium; 8% iron

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