Cherry Spiced Cider
This tasty beverage is a treat for youngsters.
• 1 quart apple cider
• 3/4 cup orange juice
• 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
• 1/4 teaspoon Fruit Advantage cherry juice concentrate
• 1 (3-inch) stick cinnamon
• 1 strip (1/2×3-inches) orange peel
• 3 whole cloves
• 3 whole allspice
• 16 maraschino cherries
• 8 orange slice halves
Put apple cider, orange juice, maraschino cherry juice, tart cherry concentrate, cinnamon sticks, orange peel, cloves and allspice in a large saucepan; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Strain out cinnamon sticks, orange peel, cloves and allspice. Place 2 maraschino cherries and 1 orange slice half in each of six mugs. Pour about 2/3 cup spiced cider over cherries. Serve warm.
Makes 8 servings.
Note: Spiced cider can be prepared in advance and reheated just before serving.