Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thrifty Thursday ----- Mulled Orange Cider

        Here it is, December 1st, and Christmas is just around the corner. We thought is would be fun to share some our favorite holiday recipes we all of you.  So... to kick off the Holiday season, we would like to share an old traditional favorite.
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 cups apple cider 
  • 2 cups orange juice 
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice 
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice 


  1. Bring 1 cup water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 3 minutes. Add apple cider and juices; bring to a boil. Add cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 to 20  minutes.
  2. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a Dutch oven, discarding spices and 
  3. Serve hot with sliced "Ye Old English Fruit Cake" (Recipe posted Dec.2, 2011)

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