I like a little warm cider on a cool day, but I don’t care for the pre-mixed jug. Too much…stuff in it. I like an apple juice base with a few extras. The other day, I had the juice, and hoped I had enough on hand to mix up something good. I posted a query on my facebook page and got a few links, but when someone mentioned dropping some red hots in…my interest was PEAKED. Fascinated, I had to get my hands on some red hots and give it a try. I really didn’t want to go to the store again, and like a beacon from heaven, a friend close by said she had some red hots on hand. I like the fruity twist to ciders as well, so I pretty much made up this recipe, and I kinda dig it. Plus, it’s a red beverage, so that makes it extra fun and Christmas-y.
Red hots (half of the bag above)
1 lemon (squezzed and dropped in)
can of pineapple chuncks (I just drained the juice out)
sprinkle of cinnamon
sprinkle of cloves
The red hots dissolve after a few minutes and it turns the juice red with a little kick to it! You could just do the juice and red hots and its good, I just added a little juiciness.