Aren’t fall flavors fun?! The aromas are so comforting and just make everything smell like home. Our household is a huge fan of warmed apple cider in the crock pot. We are fortunate enough to have wineries very close to our home and we like to pick out their spiced apple cider and warm it in the crock pot. Now THAT’S a winner!
This is a non-alcoholic beverage, but you could very easily add your liquor of choice (spiced rum, vodka…etc) while making this. I chose not to add liquor because being at my ripe old age of 27, I tend to have trouble sleeping when I have a night cap. I like to save those drinks for the weekend when I can sleep in a little. There is nothing worse than being wide awake at 2am when you have to work in the morning. *Sigh*
Try this fall sipper out! You use basic ingredients that you most likely already have, and if you don’t, it’ll cost you pennies. You’ll kids will love this, too (sans alcohol, of course)!
Mulled Cranberry Sipper
2 cups cranberry juice (if you have unsweetened juice, please add pure maple syrup to taste to sweeten it up!)
juice of one orange (or a 1/4 cup orange juice)
2 cinnamon sticks
2 orange peels
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
Mix all ingredients into a small saucepan and warm on medium-low heat. Stir a few times while warming. Serve immediately.