Pomegranate Spiced Apple Cider

There’s nothing cozier than a steaming mug of sweet, comforting spiced apple cider on a chilly day. This version with whole spices, citrus fruits, and tart pomegranate juice is especially festive and perfect for holiday entertaining! 

a glass of pomegranate spiced apple cider served with a cinnamon stick and orange slice in it

The season of joy and spiced apple cider has finally arrived! And it coincides with our Canada/US tour coming to an end!

Obviously, we had a great time in Philadelphia, spending time with Solal’s family, visiting the places we used to go to when we lived there for a summer a few years ago, and discovering new places.

Philly kinda feels like my home in America and I would love to live there one day 🙂 New-York was great too! We only spent two days there but we loved it.

Now that I think about it, I’ve been to New-York a few times already but only for a couple of days each time. As we live much closer now, I’d love to go there more often and keep discovering the city a weekend at a time.

We are now back in Montreal, trying to start this new life of ours. We found an apartment two weeks ago when we first landed in Montreal, before our tour, but we can’t move in before the 19th.

In the meantime, we’re renting a place via Airbnb. It has an (almost) fully equipped kitchen but no dishes I can use to take pictures of my recipes – and I left all of mine behind in Australia.

Plus, I need to make new backgrounds for the pictures as well. Hopefully, I’ll have everything sorted soon, but please forgive me if I can’t keep the same post frequency 🙂

overhead shot of a glass of pomegranate spiced apple cider with pomegranates and apples in the background

The good news is that we finally managed to open our bank accounts and get ourselves a mobile plan.

I’ve been seriously so thankful for Starbucks and its free wifi these past few weeks! I don’t know what we would have done without them. But it’s all good now, I can start using my smartphone again.

Dependent much? Ahem. No, but seriously, what did people do in a new city before they had a GPS on their phones?! Right, they used a paper map 😉

Oh, and I’m back to the gym tomorrow! I can’t wait, I’ve missed exercising SO much! I expect my session to be harder than usual given that I haven’t trained in about three weeks (except for a few workouts here and there) but hopefully I’ll be back in shape quickly.

Let’s talk about this Pomegranate Spiced Apple Cider:

So, I made this pomegranate spiced apple cider before we left Australia and even though it was already starting to get warm there, just a sip of this delicious drink was enough to turn my Christmas spirit on.

It’s cozy, comforting and even better if you share it with your friends and family!

Have you put all your Christmas decorations up yet? I’ve already spotted my tree merchant and the first thing I’ll do when we move in will be to decorate my Christmas tree.

side view of a glass of pomegranate spiced apple cider with with an orange slice and cinnamon stick in it and apples in the background

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Spiced Pomegranate Apple Cider

There's nothing cozier than hugging a steaming mug of sweet and comforting spiced apple cider on a chilly day. This version with whole spices, citrus fruits, and tart pomegranate juice is especially festive and the perfect drink for holiday entertaining! 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, entertaining, festive drinks, holiday, hot winter beverages, mulled cider, pomegranate juice, spiced apple cider, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 cups
Calories 140 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pomegranate juice you can also use cranberry juice
  • 8 cups fresh apple cider 1,8 l
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar, honey or stevia
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 strip lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice from about 2 large lemons
  • 1 strip orange rind
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice from about 2-3 medium oranges
  • 1 large orange cut into thin slices

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, combine all the ingredients. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain with a fine mesh strainer or fish out spices and rinds using a fine mesh spoon. Serve warm with an orange slice in each glass/mug.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from MyRecipes

Nutrition Facts
Spiced Pomegranate Apple Cider
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 140
% Daily Value*
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 318mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 29g
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 27.6%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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5 Comments
  1. I’m glad you had such a good trip. And I hope the time until you can move into your apartment goes by quickly. This cider sounds wonderful, though I can guarantee that after our breakfast the other day (gingerbread oatmeal with cloves in it) that I would cut way back on the cloves. Apparently, neither my husband nor I do well with clove flavor.

    1. Oh I’m sorry to hear that Susan! Do yo think you’re allergic or intolerant? Gingerbread oatmeal does sound delicious! You could use more cinnamon and ginger in the cider instead of the cloves.

  2. The addition of pomegranate juice sounds so intriguing! I bet the slight tartness goes wonderfully with the apple cider and the spices and I love that touch of red color it adds to the drink!

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