In these days of budget living, I’ve discovered I can have all the taste of hot apple cider, at a fraction of the cost.
Nothing puts me in the Christmas spirit more than tasty beverages (read holiday nog, cocoa, and cider). The warmth of a steaming mugful of cheer quickly chases away the icy chill (usually present at this time of year), and reminds me of the important things: hope, peace, joy and love.
The advent of the Christ child lingers near and into the night, in the cozy glow of the lights on the tree and the simple joys of a shared cup of cheer.
Mulled Apple Juice
2 cups of apple juice
1 cinnamon stick
1 scant handful of cloves
1 scant handful of allspice berries
4 lemon slices
4 orange slices
1 handful of cranberries
1) Put apple juice, spices and citrus into a stockpot and bring to a boil
2) Remove from heat, add cranberries and let stand 15 minutes
3)Serve in your favorite mug