Mulled Cranberry Cider


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
16 servings


  • 2 quarts cranberry juice

  • 2 oranges, zested

  • 14 whole cloves

  • 1 ½ cups dried cranberries

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ⅓ cups honey

  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  1. 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 (per serving)

193 Calories
0g Fat
51g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 193
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 46g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 55mg 274%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 36mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.