Hot Apple Cider with Sugared Cranberries

Add a dash of the hard stuff, and hot apple cider turns into a cocktail with a kick. Keep it kid-friendly by omitting the alcohol, and it remains a cozy childhood favorite.

  • Yield: Makes 4
Hot Apple Cider with Sugared Cranberries

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2012


  • 2 1/4 cups apple cider
  • 2 whole allspice berries
  • 3 ounces bourbon or dark rum
  • Sugared Cranberries


  1. Bring cider and allspice to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and cover. Let stand 10 minutes. Skim foam and strain, discarding the allspice. Ladle 1/2 cup hot cider into each mug, and add 3/4 ounce bourbon or dark rum. Garnish each glass with two sugared cranberries skewered on a stir stick.


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