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Holiday Recipe: Sleigh rider cider

Posted December 22, 2011

Tired of the sugary drinks for kids at holiday parties? Here’s a healthy alternative! The frozen raspberries and blackberries give it a nice, surprising tart burst of flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 1 (16 oz) can frozen raspberry cocktail concentrate, thawed
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup frozen blackberries, thawed
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries, thawed

Directions:
1. In a stockpot over medium high heat, combine the cider, raspberry concentrate, and cinnamon sticks. Bring the mixture to a simmer and heat for 8 to 10 minutes, so that it’s warm through. Add the berries. Let the berries cook for 2 minutes. Stir. Pour into heat-resistant glass or mugs.

Susan Caldwell is the mom of two and owner of Lil' Chef, a cooking studio for kids and teens in Raleigh. She usually shares recipes here on Go Ask Mom on most Fridays.

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