Hot Cranberry Cider. A wonderful cider brimming with cranberry flavor and all of the health benefits they contain.
Combine all the ingredients in a large kettle; bring to a boil. Boil for five minutes.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove the cloves and cinnamon stick. Serve warm.
Recipe makes 25 to 30 servings (1 gallon).
Lemons are healthy and cranberry juice is healthy, so try squeezing lemon into your water sweetened with cranberry juice.
A Bite of History
One drink that is often overlooked yet shares a deep history with America is hard cider. It was one of the prime drinks of choice in colonial Philadelphia, in a time when apples were plentiful and clean drinking water was not. Today, many ciders take on a vastly different flavor.
In America, early English settlers introduced cider to the USA by bringing with them seeds to cultivate apple cider. During the colonial period, hard cider was one of American's most popular beverages. Consumption increased steadily until the 18th century before a drastic decline after 1919 due to prohibition. Today, both America and UK have seen a resurgence in traditional cider making!
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