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! Perfect for entertaining!

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.

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! 

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 and family gatherings and as a cozy, family-friendly drink throughout the holiday season and cold weather.

Fragrant aroma. This cider has an amazing aroma that fills your home as it brews! When guests enter your home or your family wakes up, they are immediately treated to its delicious aroma! Serve it on the holidays and for entertaining; it is perfect any time!

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

  • 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

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!

Cup of red pomegranate cranberry cider with sugared cranberries on a pick and rosemary for garnish.

Storage Tips

To store: Allow the cider to cool, then pour it 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

Homemade Hot Cocoa

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!

Warm Cranberry Pomegranate Cider Recipe

5 from 1 vote
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!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 cups

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.

Storage Tips

To store: Allow the cider to cool, then pour it 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.

Nutrition

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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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3 Comments

  1. This is similar to a recipe my mother used many years ago. It started with boiling cranberries, straining the juice, and then adding citrus and spices. It’s a family favorite: my kids have all asked for the recipe. 😄

  2. 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.