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Warm Cranberry Pomegranate Cider Recipe is a festive cider recipe for the holiday season! Make it in the slow cooker, stovetop, or coffee urn for an easy, deliciously warm, and cozy sip!

Looking for more festive drinks? Try our Apple Cider, Mulled Apple Cider, Shower Punch, or our Mocha Punch. They are so easy and delicious!

Cranberry Pomegranate Cider in glass mugs, garnished with skewer of sugared cranberries and rosemary sprig

Why We Love This Recipe

Easy delicious recipe. Simply add the ingredients to your Dutch oven, slow cooker or coffee urn, allow to warm throughout, and then serve.

Festive drink recipe. This cider recipe is perfect for parties, family gatherings, and as a cozy family-friendly drink throughout the holiday season and cold weather.

Fragrant for the holidays. This cider has an amazing aroma that fills your home as it brews! When guests enter your home or your family wakes up on Christmas morning, they are immediately treated with its delicious aroma! But don’t just serve it on the holidays, it is perfect any time!

Made with a blend of cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, apple cider, citrus and warm spices, this drink is just perfect during the cooler months, but especially throughout the holidays!

I hope you make it a part of your holidays and cold weather sipping too! 

Warm Cranberry Pomegranate Cider Recipe

Glass mugs of warm pomegranate apple cider with garnish of rosemary sprig and skewer of sugared cranberries, all on black granite counter scattered with rosemary sprigs

How to Make Warm Cranberry Pomegranate Cider

This cider has a simple, yet scrumptious combination of ingredients.

Closeup top view of sugared cranberries topping glass mug of red Cranberry Pomegranate Cider.

Here’s what you need to make it: 

Ingredients for Pomegranate Apple Cider Recipe

  • Apple Cider – I love to use my easy Homemade Apple Cider. But, I have also used store-bought with great success in a pinch.
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Dark Brown Sugar to taste (optional)
  • Optional Garnishes – rosemary sprigs and sugared cranberries make the drink even more festive and enticing!

Step by Step Instructions for Cranberry Cider Recipe

You can make this easy cider by any of these three methods: Stovetop, Slow Cooker, or in a Coffee Urn.

With each of these methods, you’ll add the ingredients and heat for the instructed time. Then keep the cider warm until ready to garnish and serve. 

Stovetop Instructions

  • Prep. Add cider, cinnamon sticks, and juices to a Dutch oven set over low heat.
  • Heat. Simmer for 30 minutes, remove cinnamon sticks and add sugar to taste.
  • Serve. Then garnish with sugared cranberries or rosemary, if desired. Serve warm and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • Prep. Add cider, cinnamon sticks, and juices to a slow cooker.
  • Heat. Set the slow cooker to Low heat for at least an hour. Remove cinnamon sticks and add sugar to taste.
  • Serve. Then garnish with sugared cranberries or rosemary, if desired. Serve warm, and enjoy!

Coffee Urn Instructions

  • Prep. Add cider, cinnamon sticks, and juices to an urn.
  • Heat. Heat until warmed throughout. Add sugar to taste and remove cinnamon sticks before dispensing.
  • Serve. Then garnish with sugared cranberries or rosemary, if desired. Serve warm and enjoy!

Warm Cranberry Pomegranate Cider Recipe - This quick and easy warm cranberry pomegranate cider recipe makes the perfect sip to stay warm and cozy! // addapinch.com

How to Store

To store: Allow the cider to cool and then pour into an airtight drink container or glass jars. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

To serve: Serve cold over ice or pour into a mug and reheat in the microwave. For larger servings, follow the instructions for making the warm cider to reheat and serve.

Other Favorite Drinks for Cold Days

Pumpkin Spice Latte made 3 Ways

Salted Caramel Mocha

Caramel Apple Cider

Homemade Hot Chocolate 

Here’s my Warm Cranberry Pomegranate Cider recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

5 from 1 vote

Warm Cranberry Pomegranate Cider Recipe

Drink 35 mins

Warm Cranberry Pomegranate Cider Recipe - This quick and easy warm cranberry pomegranate cider recipe makes the perfect sip to stay warm and cozy! // addapinch.com
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 16 cups
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Warm Cranberry Pomegranate Cider is a festive cider recipe for the holiday season! Make in slow cooker or stovetop for a quick, easy, deliciously warm and cozy sip!

Ingredients  

  • 1 gallon homemade apple cider or storebought
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • dark brown sugar to taste, optional

Optional Garnishes:

Instructions 

Stovetop Method:

  • Add cider, cinnamon sticks, and juices to a Dutch oven set over low heat. Simmer for 30 minutes, remove cinnamon sticks and add sugar to taste.
  • Serve warm with optional garnish.

Slow Cooker Method:

  • Add cider, cinnamon sticks, and juices to a slow cooker set at low heat for at least an hour, remove cinnamon sticks and add sugar to taste.
  • Serve warm with optional garnish.

Coffee Urn Method:

  • Add cider, cinnamon sticks, and juices to an urn until warmed throughout. Add sugar to taste and remove cinnamon sticks before dispensing.
  • Serve warm with optional garnish.

Notes

Recipe makes 1 gallon.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 318mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 11.4mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I have a similar recipe which is made in a 24-cup coffee pot.  The cinnamon sticks, brown sugar, and some cloves are put in the basket.  The juices just perk through until the house smells heavenly.  And then, you just serve it from the spigot.