My grandmother served the following recipe for cider on Christmas. She made it last year only using apple cider, but the addition of cran-apple juice this year put it over the top. I practically had to fight everyone off with the soup ladle so that I could enjoy the half dozen or so cups I consumed.
This drink will be a fixture in my future holidays. It's garunteed to make family gatherings even more enjoyable.
I had to beg her for the recipe. Here it is:
"Heat half gallon apple or cran-apple juice in a crock pot. I used cran-apple this year, but apple was very good last year too.
Add two cups good quality red wine. I used a Red Rose because I like a sweeter wine.
Steep two heaping teaspoons of Williams-Sonoma Mulling Spices placed in a tea ball. I left mine in the pot even while serving the Mulled Wine. I had a very decorative tea ball that came with the Mulling Spices that Danielle had given me for Christmas several years ago. It had a little snowman on the end of the chain and I thought he looked cute hanging out of the crock pot. I may be peculiar, oh, well.
Also add one half cup of Savannah Cinnamon Mix. This mix comes in a bottle and is made and distributed by Savannah Cinnamon Co., Savannah, Ga. The company was founded by the Manning family in their own home. I found the mix in Blue Ridge, Georgia at their Farmer's Market Harvest Festival. "
Note: there are no photos because I drank it all before it occured to me to take them.
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