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Christmas Cider

  • 10 m
  • 30 m
Diabetic Living Magazine
“Chai tea and fruit juices make this festive hot drink a must-serve at your next holiday gathering.”

Ingredients

    • 3 cups water
    • 4 black chai tea bags
    • 8 cups apple cider or apple juice (64 ounces)
    • 2 cups low-calorie cranberry juice
    • ½ cup orange juice
    • 4 (3 inch) pieces cinnamon stick
    • 3 whole cloves
    • Cinnamon sticks and/or fresh cranberries

Directions

  • 1 Bring the water to boiling in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Add tea bags. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Discard the tea bags.
  • 2 In a 6- to 8-quart pot, combine apple cider, cranberry juice, orange juice, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and the steeped tea. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Discard the cinnamon sticks and cloves. Serve warm. If desired, garnish with additional cinnamon sticks and/or cranberries.
  • To make ahead: Prepare cider as directed; cool. Transfer to an airtight container; cover. Chill for up to 3 days. Serve chilled, or transfer to a large Dutch oven and heat through.
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