Hot Spiced Cranberry-Apple Cider

Black peppercorns and cardamon pods balance out the sweet flavors in this hot holiday drink.

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Hot Spiced Cranberry-Apple Cider
Makes: 4  servings Prep 10 mins Start to Finish 40 mins


  • 3 cups  cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 1/2 cups  apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons  sugar
  • 4 1/4inch slices peeled fresh ginger
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 12 black peppercorns
  • 2 4 inch strips fresh orange peel, plus 4 orange slices for garnish
  • 5 whole cloves, plus additional for studding orange slices


1. Combine all ingredients except garnish in a medium saucepan and simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 20 minutes. Strain through a sieve into a heatproof pitcher. Pour into heatproof glasses. Makes 4 servings.

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