Hot Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1/4 tsp. whole cloves
- 1/4 tsp. whole allspice
- 2 pieces fresh orange peel (each 1/2-in. wide x 3-in. long)
- 1 qt. cranberry apple juice
- 2 cups apple cider
- 1 small orange, cut into 6 wedges, seeds removed
- 12 fresh cranberries
Combine cranberry apple juice and apple cider in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add the sachet and bring just to the boil; lower heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let steep for 20 minutes, then remove and discard sachet.
Place one orange wedge and 2 cranberries on each cocktail pick. Reheat the spiced cider and ladle it into warmed mugs. Garnish each with an orange/cranberry skewer, and serve immediately.
Serves about 6