Cranberry Ginger Cider

Source: Recipe republished with permission from Bastyr faculty member Cynthia Lair (Feeding the Whole Family, Sasquatch Books, 2008).
Prep time: 5 minutesCooking time: 15 minutesTotal time: 20 minutes


The perfect drink to warm visitors on a chilly night. Serve it in glass mugs so folks can enjoy the deep red color. Float an orange slice on top.


2 cup
cranberry juice
2 cup
apple cider
8 each
1 quarter inch fresh ginger
1⁄2 tsp
orange zest
orange slices (optional)


Place juice, cider, ginger, and zest in a medium pan.  Bring heat up and simmer 15 minutes.  Remove pieces of ginger.  Garnish each cup with an orange slice, if desired.  Serve warm.