Cranberry and apple juices are simmered with fruit and sweet wine to create a hot beverage that will warm you up from the inside out!
2quartsCranberry-Apple JuiceI get the bottle from Trader Joe's OR 1 quart each cranberry juice and apple cider
1orangecut into wedges
1/2lemoncut into wedges
1 to 2tablespoonshoneyto taste
1/2 - 1cupred wineoptional, I just find this is an excellent use for that last little bit of leftover red wine, plus it adds a nice little oomph
Add all ingredients (except rum, if using) to the Crock Pot, and cook on high for about an hour and a half, or low for about three hours. Switch the Crock Pot to the warm setting, and it's ready to serve when you're ready to drink! You can also warm this in the stovetop. Let simmer very gently, covered, for about 30 minutes.
Ladle the cider into mugs (leaving the fruit in the Crock Pot). I like to throw another cinnamon stick in there for good measure. Those nice long cinnamon sticks that double as a stirrer would work even better.
Oh right, the rum! Add a shot of rum to your glass before you ladle in the cider, if you are rum-inclined.