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Warm Cranberry-Apple Cider

An aerial view shows a metal container and a cup filled with cider; red cranberries and orange slices are floating on top. Cinnamon sticks and holly are visible next to the cider on a wooden tabletop.

Colourful cranberries and tangy orange slices make this a flavourful, festive drink for your next holiday party.


  • 2 cups (500 mL) cranberry juice
  • 2 cups (500 mL) apple cider (or apple juice)
  • 2 tsp (2.5 mL) honey
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup (250 mL) whole fresh or frozen cranberries
  • Extra orange slices for garnish


  1. On the stovetop using medium-high heat, combine the cranberry juice, apple cider, and honey in a large pot.
  2. Add the orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and whole cranberries.
  3. Bring to a boil for two to three minutes. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for five minutes.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Serve warm, garnished with a few extra slices of orange. Leftover juice can be refrigerated for up to five days.

Try This: Having a party? Transfer to a slow cooker and set to warm for long-term serving.

Yield: 5 to 6 servings

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Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
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