Mulled cranberry cider, like mulled wine, is a cold-weather tradition in my home. This warm, comforting drink is easy to prepare and is a great finale for a holiday meal. This recipe is for 2 quarts, which will serve up to 6 to 8 people; the amounts can be multiplied without any problems.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour cranberry juice into a slow cooker; set on high. To the juice add the zest from the oranges, cloves, cranberries, vanilla extract, honey and cinnamon sticks. Heat, stirring occasionally, until hot and steamy, about 20 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

193.1 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 50.7g 16% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 6.1mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2008
Excellent mulled cider. I use 1/2 the amount of honey as we don't prefer it as sweet as the recipe calls for. I also added a bit of fresh orange juice. Yummy warmer-upper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2017
My family generally likes cranberry. But no one cared for this recipe. I had to add more honey and still people didn t care for it. Read More
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2008
Excellent mulled cider. I use 1/2 the amount of honey as we don't prefer it as sweet as the recipe calls for. I also added a bit of fresh orange juice. Yummy warmer-upper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2011
It was a little sweet for my family so I added 2 cups of water and two Mardarine Orange Spice tea bagsand then it was perfection and a nice change from the classic apple cider. Be careful of the floating cloves in your mug! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
Made this for folks to enjoy before Thanksgiving dinner. Made it in the crockpot set on low for several hours. It was wonderful and enjoyed by the adults. Little folks turned their nosed up at the tartness. I only used about 1/2 - 3/4 c. of honey. Any more would have been too sweet. Will definitely make this again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
This is a great cold weather treat. I used blueberry honey because I had it on hand. After a few hours in the crockpot the craisins were great. I will use a cheesecloth-type bag to hold the whole cloves when I make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2007
I love this recipe! I have made it the past two years for Christmas and my family loves it as well. The only thing I changed on it was I omitted the honey and maybe a little less cranberries or none at it. It is a pretty sweet cider already but very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2010
Awesome!!!! The whole family loved this and ooo'd with every sip! I used tangerine zest but also juiced about 4 tangerines and put it in the mixture and used cran apple juice. I also used less honey. You could put cinnamon sticks in the serving cups as a garnish and it would be fun:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2011
This was a huge hit with my in-laws! I wish I had doubled it because it went fast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2010
Very good and great on a cold day. I think next time I may a little less cranberries but it is easy and very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2008
FANTASTIC!!!! brought this to work and let it sit in the slow cooker all day. girls kept coming in for some since the smell was AMAZING! super recipe...thanks Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2017
My family generally likes cranberry. But no one cared for this recipe. I had to add more honey and still people didn t care for it. Read More