This citrus cider is family friendly, totally simple, and loaded with cool factor. Bob for the floating apples and swirl the swizzles.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Kritsada Panichgul

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
slow-cook:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a 4- or 5-quart slow cooker combine cider, lemonade, and brown sugar.

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  • For a spice bag, cut a 6-inch square from a double thickness of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Place four pieces of ginger, the cinnamon, and allspice in the center of cheesecloth. Bring up corners of the cheesecloth; tie bag closed with 100-percent-cotton kitchen string. Add spice bag to slow cooker.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Discard spice bag. Add apple wedges to slow cooker.

  • For swizzle sticks, thread two pieces of ginger onto each wooden pick or skewer. Ladle cider mixture into mugs. Garnish each serving with a swizzle stick with ginger pieces down in cider mixture.

Lemonade-Cider Toddy:

Prepare as directed above, except stir 1 to 2 tablespoons apple brandy (1/2 to 1 ounce) into each serving.

Nutrition Facts

129 calories; carbohydrates 34g; sugars 29g; vitamin c 1.2mg; sodium 29mg; potassium 44mg; iron 0.2mg.
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