The BEST Spicy Mulled Cider
I am a fall junkie. I always want more. It's never enough. I love that chill in the air. The way the light changes and makes things look dreamy. The air feels and smells different. Bonfires and sweatshirts. Warm soups and drinks. Pumpkin spice candles, and switching on the heat in the morning. And those leaves.......sigh........I could live in fall year round and never complain.
My favorite part of fall is how suddenly food and drink shift. Things go from icy drinks and cold salads to warm cider, soup, and baked treats. All the foods we associate with cooler weather come out and add to the feel of the season.
A few years ago I ordered an advent devotional for Christmas from She Reads Truth. (If you aren't familiar with She Reads Truth, they offer beautiful devotionals specifically geared towards women. They have a handy app and you can also purchase their devotionals in book form.) The advent I got was filled with beautiful pictures and recipes along side their heartfelt devotional. My favorite by far was their Shes' All-Day Spicy Cider. It's an easy recipe, but it is delicious and my house spilled over with that citrusy spicy smell while it mulled on the stove.
This is perfect for any chilly gathering. When I lived in Montana last time I had a small group of women that I got together with for a Bible study. We ate and talked and prayed. This cider would be perfect for that. This would also be a wonderful welcoming beverage to have Thanksgiving or Christmas day.
Shes' All-Day Spicy Cider
*Shared with permission from She Reads Truth
4 Cups apple juice
2 Cups cranberry juice
1 Cup orange juice
Whole cinnamon sticks
Directions: Super easy, pour all the juices in a large pot over medium heat. Slice the apple and orange and stick those pokey little cloves in each slice ( I did 4-5 cloves a slice). Once you've stuck all the slices, add them to the pot. Drop in the cinnamon sticks and mull at medium to low heat for 2-3 hours.
".......my house spilled over with that citrusy spicy smell while it mulled on the stove."
Couple of Tips!
*When you serve these, garnish them with one of the cinnamon sticks.
* The fruit gets a little soggy (rightfully so) after cooking. If you want to add the fruit slices to your cider to make it even prettier, I'd keep a fresh apple and orange on hand and add a fresh slice when you serve each mug.
*If you're like me and you aren't a pulp fan, you and easily strain your cider!
*This is such a bright and festive drink, serving in mason jars would be so pretty.
*This particular cider is very full of flavor and if need be, could easily be watered down without losing the fullness of the flavors.
She Reads Truth already has their advent available for pre-order for the 2020 holiday season. They even have advents for children which I'm so excited about. You can shop all the advents HERE.
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