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Hibiscus Apple Cider

hibiscus apple cider Beverage Southwest
Hibiscus Apple Cider
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 10

People around the country like to say that the seasons don't change in California; that we don’t feel the winter too much because we don't get blasted by snow blizzards, or the summer because we don’t get smacked down by humidity. I was born and raised in Southern California (lucky, I know), and I personally feel it when summer comes to a slow crawling end and the fall comes in at a leisurely pace around October. My sweaters get taken out of the storage closets and the heaters get vacuumed for dust. But most importantly, my kitchen gets stocked up with broths, fresh veggies and baking supplies. A fall rainstorm happened a couple of days ago, and I immediately went into comfy-and-warm-drinks mode. So I decided to make one of my favorite seasonal drinks: hibiscus apple cider. The hibiscus flower tends to be sweet and tangy, while the apple cider is fruity and mellow. Together, they’re a perfect blend for the changing of the season. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1/2
cup hibiscus flowers, dried
7
cups apple juice
1
cinnamon stick
3
cloves
1/3
cup fresh lemon juice
1/3
cup fresh orange juice

Directions

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  • 1
    In a pot over a medium-low heat, add all ingredients, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Remove lid, lower the flame and continue to simmer for another 30 minutes to blend all the flavors.
  • 2
    Strain the liquid from the flowers and spices.
  • 3
    Serve hot and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • This drink will make your house smell like heaven!
  • Some people add alcohol to their cider (optional).

Nutrition Information

No nutrition information available for this recipe

More About This Recipe

  • People around the country like to say that the seasons don't change in California; that we don’t feel the winter too much because we don't get blasted by snow blizzards, or the summer because we don’t get smacked down by humidity. I was born and raised in Southern California (lucky, I know), and I personally feel it when summer comes to a slow crawling end and the fall comes in at a leisurely pace around October. My sweaters get taken out of the storage closets and the heaters get vacuumed for dust. But most importantly, my kitchen gets stocked up with broths, fresh veggies and baking supplies. A fall rainstorm happened a couple of days ago, and I immediately went into comfy-and-warm-drinks mode. So I decided to make one of my favorite seasonal drinks: hibiscus apple cider. The hibiscus flower tends to be sweet and tangy, while the apple cider is fruity and mellow. Together, they’re a perfect blend for the changing of the season.

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