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Hot Herb Cider

Warming, delicious immune boosting drink.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: apple cider, cranberries, elderberries, immune, rosemary, thyme
Servings: 6
Author: Chef Kim

Equipment

  • pot

Ingredients

  • 4 cups unsweetened apple or cherry cider
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup cranberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup elderberries dried or fresh (optional)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks or 1 teaspoon of ground
  • 2 sprigs rosemary fresh (1T dried)
  • 2 sprigs thyme fresh (1 tsp dried)

Instructions

  • Combine all in a pot and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Strain and serve warm. Reserve the berries and herbs*.
  • Store in a glass jar for up to a week.

Notes

The leftover chilled herb cider is nice when mixed with sparkling water and served over ice as a mocktail.
* The reserved berries and herbs can be blended together and mixed with a tablespoon or two of chia seeds and allowed to set and gel into a jam or spread and used in oatmeal, thumbprint cookies or baked goods.