Winter just got a little warmer by whipping up this Warm Cranberry Apple Hard Cider - and keeping it that way by storing it in this festive Thermos® bottle! It’s the perfect combo to survive another brisk winter.
Besides sharing this delicious winter warmer, I'm excited to announce not one but ?TWO awesome giveaways?... First, check out the giveaway on the Thermos brand FaceBook page where you can enter to win one of TEN Thermos brand bottles. On top of that, Taste And See is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card just in time for the holidays!? Read on for more details, but one way or another we are gonna be a lot warmer this winter thanks to our friends at Thermos®.❤️
Baby it’s getting cold outside in New England!❄️ We’re dipping down into the 30’s and it’s not even Thanksgiving. The B man and I are raking up the last of the leaves, rolling up the hoses, and putting the garden to bed.? Soon we’ll be trading in our green grass for some fluffy white stuff and heading downtown to Boston’s Frog Pond for some annual wintertime ice-skating.⛸ It’s all so fun and festive.
But before we lace up our skates we’ll be mixing up some Warm Cranberry Apple Hard Cider, pouring it into our new Thermos® bottle and taking it to go.? It’s such a yummy winter warmer with apple cider, cranberry juice, cinnamon, ginger and your favorite Kentucky bourbon.? It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and so pretty when it’s topped off with fresh cranberries and a cinnamon stick. It literally takes 5 minutes to mix up and will be a tasty treat for your next cold weather outing.❄️
Plus, the Thermos® bottle will keep this perfect toasty beverage hot for at least one whole day. Yup! Not even kidding!?
Thermos™ vacuum insulation technology ensures max temperature retention, hot or cold... The durable stainless steel interior and exterior stays cool to the touch with hot liquids, and sweat-proof with cold (for maximum insulation efficiency, preheat or prechill with hot/cold tab water, attach lid, let stand 5 to 10 minutes... then empty just prior to use).
That's 24 hours of hot sipping satisfaction!!?
… Not that our ice skating adventure will necessarily require 24 hours of beverage warmth!? Me and the B man are more about the whole experience and less about how many laps we can take around the rink. The struggle is real, but we’re making memories over here… one lap at a time.? Lol
Whether you’re mixing up some hot festive libations for your next holiday party, or taking some on your next sleigh ride... this Warm Cranberry Apple Hard Cider is the perfect hot toddy to keep you and your friends toasty all winter long.✨
(This recipe, of course, is only for those 21+ years of age!)
- 6 cups apple cider
- 2 cups cranberry juice
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 ½ cups bourbon, (I used Maker's Mark)
- fresh cranberries, for garnish
- cinnamon sticks, for garnish
- In a large pot, combine cider, cranberry juice, cinnamon, and ginger.
- Heat over medium-high heat until simmering.
- Remove from heat and stir in bourbon.
- Serve warm and garnish each mug with cranberries & a cinnamon stick.
Serving Size8 ounces
Amount Per Serving Calories 158Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 9mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 1gSugar 19gProtein 0g
This nutrition card uses an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. This estimate is not a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice!
--- Updated as of December 8th ---
? The Taste And See $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway Has Ended! ?
Congrats to our winner, Emily E!
Be sure to keep an eye on Thermos Brand's FaceBook Page for the Thermos winners!
- Enter the Thermos Brand FaceBook contest by clicking on the picture below.?? You can come back here (to Taste And See) and enter the Thermos Brand FaceBook contest once a day!
- Visit this post on Taste And See and leave comments below. Each comment will count as a separate entry toward the Taste And See $50 Amazon Card Giveaway:
- Leave a comment letting us know that you entered the Thermos brand FaceBook Contest (yes, you may do this once a day).
- Leave a comment with your favorite warm winter drink.❄️
- Leave a comment telling everyone how you'll spend the Amazon Gift Card if you win it.?
Contest Rules For The Taste And See $50 Amazon Card Giveaway: The $50 Amazon Giveaway runs from until December 5, 2016. You must be 18 to win and a resident of the US. A winner will be randomly chosen using Random.org. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law.