Signature Cocktail Friday, Warm Citrus Cider

Warm Citrus Cider
Warm Citrus Cider


This Signature cocktail is for the spouse that wanted to get married in a warm tropical climate and were suckered by love into thinking a cold destination wedding climate would be charming and now you realize your teeth will be chattering and you want to be laying on a beach .. oh well this cocktail is for you..

Something to keep you warm, with just a taste of what it would have been like to .. not to rub it in.. get married on a beach in a warm climate!

This recipe is from

Yield: Makes about 4 1/2 qt.


  • 1  gal. apple cider
  • 2  cups  orange juice
  • 1/2  cup  lemon juice
  • 1  orange, sliced
  • 1  lemon, sliced
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  whole cloves
  • 3  cinnamon sticks
  • Garnish: apple slices


Bring apple cider, orange juice, lemon juice, orange slices, lemon slices, cloves, and cinnamon sticks to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes. Discard solids. Garnish each serving with an apple slice, if desired. Serve hot.

Southern Living, NOVEMBER 2009

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