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Cranberry Ginger Cider

Reprinted from Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair (Sasquatch Books, 2008)

The perfect drink to warm visitors on a chilly night.  Serve it in glass mugs so folks can enjoy the deep red color.  Float an orange slice on top.  If you use 100% cranberry juice you will need to add (a lot) of sugar.  I would recommend using a cranberry juice blend like Santa Cruz's Cranberry Nectar or Knudsen's Cranberry Pomegranate.

2 cups
cranberry juice
2 cups apple cider
8   -inch slices fresh gingerroot
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
Optional garnish:
Orange slices

Place all ingredients in a pan.  Bring heat up and simmer 15-20 minutes.  Remove pieces of gingerroot.  Serve in cups and garnish each with an orange slice if desired.  Serve warm.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Makes 4 cups


rick lappin

December 30, 2008, 6:56 am

holy moly, what a puppy!
June 21, 2010, 11:17 pm

A looong time ago I pulled a recipe off your site, saving it and wanting to remember to return. Took only about a year 'cause I found the page. Now I've subscribed. Just love your vids, and now that I am a cook in assisted living facility, I am looking for some really nutritious extras to add to the meals or snack-times. Really love your site. Thanks.
February 4, 2011, 11:46 am

Sorry, but one thing I forgot about: Organic Valley brand has now come into agreement with Monsanto. So has Whole Foods. I am in mourning. This info is off the Dr. Mercola site.
February 4, 2011, 11:48 am

Cynthia Lair
Read this to get the OV perspective. Always good to read about an issue from many sides.
February 4, 2011, 1:56 pm

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