Hot Apple Pom-Cran Cider

Well, I woke up this morning to a beautiful wintery scene…Snow, in Seattle on November 22nd!!. Since my last drink recipe was a Pumpkin Pie Shake…I thought…I have to come up with a hot, warm your bones kind of drink for this cozy, stay at home day. There are so many versions of Hot Cider. What’s nice about cider, you can mix in what you like and create your own blend. Here’s one idea…

Simmer in a saucepan:

  • 1-2 Cups Fresh Apple Cider
  • 1 Splash Pomegranite-Cranberry Juice (use what you like)
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • Fresh Grated Nutmeg
  • 1 Chunk of Fresh Ginger – peeled
  • Tablespoon Aspen Brand Cider Mulling Spices (has sugar in it…to sweeten)
  • 1 Splash Cinnamon Schnapps (I used Goldschlager)
  • 1 Splash Oregon Cranberry Liquor (You can find this in you liquor store in the limited edition seasonal section)

To Make It Virgin: Eliminate the Liquor

To Make It Special: Curl up in front of the fireplace with ones you love…

Simmer until Steamy Hot….and Enjoy!! This very simple recipe can be made by adding many different flavors….Some ideas: Add a vanilla bean, orange peel, cloves. Add Rum, or Spiced Rum instead of the Schnapps. Add what you like. There is nothing quite like a hot drink on a winter day to get you in the mood for the holidays. Whether or not you like the snow…now that’s another story…My Kitty Oreo has her opinion.

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