Both apples and cranberries are at their best in the fall. This recipe brings together these two great autumn flavours to make a delicious warm drink.
4 cups pure apple cider
1 cup cranberry juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp brandy
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
Grated zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange
Apple slices and fresh cranberries
Step 1: In a saucepan, combine cider, cranberry juice, sugar, brandy, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon stick, lemon zest and orange zest. Heat over medium heat, just to combine flavors; do not boil.
Step 2: Strain and serve warm. Garnish with apple slices and cranberries.
Reprinted with permission from Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann's Earth To Table (2009 Random House Canada).