Mulled Rosy Cider is the perfect beverage since the world-famous rodent predicted another six weeks of winter. It’s deliciously warm and inviting cider with apple juice, grenadine, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and lemon and orange zests for a citrus flair.

Mulled Rosy Cider Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Ready In: 50 min

Servings: 16

Ingredients
4 cup Cider or Unfiltered Apple Juice
2 tbsp Grenadine (a syrup made from pomegranate juice, usually found in the liquor section of larger markets)
4 medium Cloves
4 medium pods of Cardamom, slightly crushed
1 medium Cinnamon Stick, cut in 2-inch pieces
Fresh Lemon Zest, cut in 2-inch strips
Fresh Orange Zest, cut in 2-inch strips

Directions
In a medium saucepan, combine the apple cider with the grenadine, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, lemon and orange zest. Heat the cider until small bubbles appear around the edges of the liquid. Reduce the heat, keeping the cider warm enough so that steam rises from the surface.
Hold it at this point for 20 minutes. Remove the spices and zest from the pan. Pour the cider into clear punch cups or mugs and serve.

Tips & Notes
Apple cider is made from the juice that is extracted from the pulp of pureed apples. While it has its own health benefits, apple cider also can be made into apple cider vinegar, which is used as a cure for some health conditions.
Apple cider vinegar is made from fermenting apple cider. Apple cider contains bacteria and acids that have shown a vast array of health benefits. Normal dosage instructions for apple cider vinegar is to mix 2 tablespoons into a glass of water and drink 3 times per day. Apple cider vinegar is the only kind of vinegar that is used mainly for health purposes.
Although apple cider vinegar has not been proven to cure diabetes, it has been shown to provide some relief from the disease because some natural components of apple cider vinegar are able to help slow and control the rise in blood sugar after a meal is eaten. In combination with a sensible diabetic diet, apple cider vinegar can help alleviate some of the symptoms that accompany this disease such as fatigue, weakness, unquenchable thirst and frequent urination.
Apple cider has many health benefits. The health benefits of apples and apple cider come from the fruit’s phytochemicals. Phenolics, flavonoids and carotenoids from apples may play a key role in reducing instances of some chronic diseases, according to a study published in the May 2004 issue of “Nutrition Journal.”
People who consume apples regularly in the diet are at lowered risk of cardiovascular disease, asthma, diabetes and some forms of cancer. Apples also are a source of antioxidants, which protect the body from damage caused by free radicals in the environment.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 39
Total Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 0mg
Total Carbohydrates: 11g

Source: DiabetesCare.net

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