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A glass cup with Cranberry Apple Cider, fresh cranberries, and an orange slice in it.

Cranberry Apple Cider

Cozy up with a warm glass of hot cranberry apple cider. It's perfect for the holidays!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 137kcal


  • 4 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 2 1/2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed, can use light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 pouches apple cider drink mix 42 grams
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced


  • In a medium sized sauce pan stir together the apple juice, cranberry juice, apple cider drink mix, cinnamon sticks, cloves, brown sugar, and orange slices. Bring to a boil. Once it begins boiling, reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, uncovered. 
  • Remove the pan from the heat. Strain. 
  • Pour the drink into serving glasses or a heat proof pitcher. Add a slice or two of fresh orange and enjoy! This drink can be served warm or cold, but I prefer it warm!


I recommend using 100% cranberry juice and not cranberry juice cocktail. 
Nutritional information is an estimate and not exact.


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg