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!
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 🙂
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.
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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!
- 1 cup pomegranate juice you can also use cranberry juice
- 8 cups fresh apple cider 1,8 l
- ¼ cup brown sugar or coconut sugar, honey or stevia
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 6 whole cloves
- 1 strip lemon rind
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice from about 2 large lemons
- 1 strip orange rind
- ¾ cup fresh orange juice from about 2-3 medium oranges
- 1 large orange cut into thin slices
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.
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.
Adapted from MyRecipes