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Cold & Flu Brew
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This is a delicious and comforting spiced cider that's perfect for when you're feeling under the weather. You can add anything that sounds good, or leave out any of the spices that you don't have on hand.
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Home Remedies
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 64 oz. jug of apple cider (I like the cloudy stuff)
  • 1 64 oz. jug of unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 4-5 cinnamon sticks or 1 T ground
  • 1 t. allspice
  • ⅛ t. cloves or about 15 whole ones
  • thumb sized chunk of fresh ginger or 2 t. ground
  • 3-5 star anise
  • one orange, sliced into thin rounds
  1. Pour juices into a large pot.
  2. Tie all powdered spices into a coffee filter, with a cotton string. Fasten it securely.
  3. Add cinnamon sticks, star anise, and chunk of ginger.
  4. Float orange slices on top.
  5. Heat to a simmer, and serve.
  6. To store, remove and toss your filter bag of spices, ginger chunk, and cinnamon sticks. The oranges may remain in the jug if you want.
  7. Store leftovers in the fridge, and rewarm it a mug at a time.
This recipe may also be assembled in a crock pot and kept at serving temp all day if desired. Remove spices after an hour or so.
Recipe by Gwen's Nest at https://gwens-nest.com/cold-flu-brew/