Vanilla Citrus Cider

A perfect drink for the holidays, this citrus vanilla variation on cider. Simmer for an even stronger taste.

Vanilla citrus cider.
Photo by Christina H.
Vanilla citrus cider.
Vanilla citrus cider.

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

80

minutes

SERVINGS

10

Servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

80

minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

Ingredients

  • 8

    cups apple cider or juice

  • 1/4

    cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/4

    cup thawed orange juice concentrate

  • 1/8

    tsp salt

  • 3

    cinnamon sticks

  • 1

    tsp whole cloves

  • 1/4

    tsp vanilla extract

  • Orange slices, optional

Directions

In a large saucepan, combine the cider, brown sugar, orange juice concentrate and salt. Place cinnamon sticks and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with a string. Add to pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. Discard spice bag. Stir in vanilla extract. If desired, serve with orange slices.

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