9:00 AM Fri, Oct 26, 2007 | Permalink
This simmering berry-and-apple drink was created by Land O Lakes for a Halloween gathering but I think it sounds like a great tailgating drink for this weekend's game between the Patriots and Redskins. Don't forget the hot cups!
HOT BUTTERED CRANBERRY CIDER
5 cups apple cider or apple juice
4 cups cranberry juice cocktail
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
6 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons honey
Cinnamon sticks, if desired
Combine apple cider, cranberry juice cocktail and cinnamon stick in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil (8 to 10 minutes). Continue cooking until heated through and flavors are blended (8 to 10 minutes).
Remove from heat. Remove cinnamon stick; discard. Add butter and honey; stir until butter melts.
To serve, ladle into heated mugs. Garnish with cinnamon stick, if desired.
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 16 min
Yield: 8 (1-cup) servings