- 3 cups apple cider
- 1 cup cranberry juice,
- 1 cup pear juice,
- Bundle of sage, rosemary, and bay leaves
- 5 all spice berries
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- Pear or regular brandy
- 1 bottle of red wine (I prefer Barbera)
- Sliced pear and fresh cranberries (for garnish)
Heat all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Using a spider, remove solid ingredients before serving.
For non-alcoholic or kid-friendly drink, ladle the hot cider into a mug or goblet, garnish with cranberries and pear slices and serve.
For a boozy version, pour 1 shot of brandy into a mug or goblet, roll around to coat the sides then fill halfway with hot cider. Top off with red wine.
Stir gently, garnish and serve.
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