Old Fashioned Apple Cider Recipe

Freshly pressed apple cider, spiced with cinnamon and cloves, and mixed with cranberry juice, orange juice and topped with orange slices makes for a comforting drink to curl up with in this old fashioned apple cider recipe.

Old Fashioned Apple Cider Recipe


  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 1 quart cranbery juice
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon whole or ground all spice


  1. Add apple cider and cranberry juice to slow cooker or boiler pot.
  2. Add the juice of one orange to pot.
  3. Add spices and cinnamon sticks.
  4. Add orange slices and whole cranberries.
  5. Heat on low until hot and the spices and fruit have time to flavor the cider.
  6. Serve in pretty mugs and top with an orange slice, more cranberries or a cinnamon stick stirrer.

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