Boozy Fruity Mulled Cider

makes 12 servings

  • 1 apple, cored & thinly  sliced
  • 2 oranges, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 8 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1 shot Cointreau
  • extra cinnamon sticks for garnish

Place apple, slices of one orange, lemon, cider, pomegranate juice, water, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla bean in the Crock Pot and heat on High for 3 hours, covered. Remove apple, orange & lemon slices. Chop apple into smaller pieces, discard orange & lemon slices and return apples to the mulled cider.

Stir in bourbon and Cointreau and mix well. To serve, place a two fresh orange slices into each mug along with a fresh cinnamon stick.  Ladle hot mulled cider into each cup making sure to include a few apple slices.