Mulled Cider and Cranberry
Both apples and cranberries are at their best in the cooler months. This recipe brings together these two great flavours to make a delicious warm drink.
4 cups pure apple cider
1 cup cranberry juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp brandy
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
Grated zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange
Apple slices and fresh cranberries
In a saucepan, combine cider, cranberry juice, sugar, brandy, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon stick, lemon zest and orange zest. Heat over medium heat, just to combine flavors; do not boil. Strain and serve warm. Garnish with apple slices and cranberries.
Makes 6 cups
Excerpted from Earth to Table by Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann. Copyright © 2009 by Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann. Photographs Copyright © 2009 by Edward Pond. Excerpted by permission of Random House Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.