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  • 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)


Serves: 12


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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