Christmas Cider

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 30 min 9
Christmas Cider
Health Highlights
Chai tea and fruit juices make this festive hot drink a must-serve at your next holiday gathering.


3 cup Water
10 gm Chai tea leaves (about 4 black chai tea bags)
8 cup Apple cider (or apple juice (64 ounces))
2 cup Cranberry juice (unsweetened)
1/2 cup Orange juice
4 stick(s) Cinnamon (3 inch; pieces)
3 clove Cloves
1 tsp Cinnamon (or fresh cranberries)


  1. Bring the water to boiling in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Add tea bags. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Discard the tea bags.
  2. In a 6- to 8-quart pot, combine apple cider, cranberry juice, orange juice, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and the steeped tea. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Discard the cinnamon sticks and cloves. Serve warm. If desired, garnish with additional cinnamon sticks and/or cranberries.



To make ahead: Prepare cider as directed; cool. Transfer to an airtight container; cover. Chill for up to 3 days. Serve chilled, or transfer to a large Dutch oven and heat through.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 50
Calories from fat 2.4
Calories from saturated fat 0.5
Total Fat 0.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 13.8 mg
Potassium 253 mg
Total Carbohydrate 11.9 g
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
Sugars 8.9 g
Protein 0.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.5

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