Oh, fall. How I love fall. It’s time to pull out our boots and sweaters and cozy on down with a glass of homemade apple cider! If you are planning a fall party, you can switch up the classic with this fruity, chilled, delicious cranberry apple cider drink! Here’s how to make it, starting with a homemade cider recipe and then directions to take it to the next step and turn your cider into a non-alcoholic party drink!
Homemade Apple Cider
- 8 Jazz or Gala apples (You want a semi-tart apple in this beverage)
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons apple pie spice
Wash and quarter apples. No need to peel or core. Place all apples in a large pot. Add just enough water to cover the apples. Add in sugar and spices. Stir to blend the sugar and spices with the apples and water. Boil uncovered for one hour, stirring often.
Simmer for two more hour, continue to stir. Remove from heat allow to cool for 2-3 hours. Add all ingredients to a food processor or a blender and puree.
Strain the apples. Chill for 2 hours before mixing with other liquids.
Cranberry Apple Cider Drink
Serves: Two 8 oz glasses
- 1 cup Homemade Apple Cider
- 1 cup Sprite
- 1/2 cup Cranberry juice
Fill two 8 oz glasses with ice. Pour Cider in first then add the juice and follow with sprite. Serve!
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Audra @ Renewed Projects
Friday 16th of October 2015
I bet the house smells yummy while the apples are simmering. Great recipe, look forward to trying it.
Thursday 15th of October 2015
Looks yummy! We are big cider fans around here but usually go for the warmed and spiced version. This sounds like a lighter tangy version which would be great for parties. I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty link party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The door opens for the next party Friday at midnight! www.alaynascreations.co
Wednesday 14th of October 2015
I've never made my own apple cider. I always thought it was a difficult process, but this seems doable. And delicious!
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Jessy @ The Life Jolie
Monday 12th of October 2015
What an awesome idea- I bet this would be perfect for thanksgiving! I love how it's non-alcoholic since I'm pregnant and limited on my festive drink options (although I bet it would also be delicious with some spiced rum for my husband)!
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Sunday 11th of October 2015
This sounds amazing - I've been wanting to make my own cider for awhile now and I think it's time I finally got around to it because those drinks look sooo good!