Hot Cranberry Cider

This smells so good when it's percolating. Once you've used your coffeepot to make it, however, it always has the smell of cloves and cinnamon sticks in it! We recommend you dedicate a cheap percolator to this recipe.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 3 1/2 quarts, 18 servings
Save Recipe


1/4 cup packed brown sugar

3 cinnamon sticks, plus additional to use as stirrers

1 tablespoon whole cloves

6 cups cranberry juice

8 cups apple juice

Light rum, brandy, or bourbon, optional


  1. Put the sugar, cinnamon sticks, and cloves in the basket of a coffee percolator. Put the juices in the bottom of the percolator. Let the mixture perk as if making coffee. Serve with cinnamon stick stirrers, if desired, and with a little rum, brandy, or bourbon as well.
Get the Recipe

Perfect Cranberry Sauce

This ruby-hued sauce is a breeze to make with either fresh or frozen fruit.

Hot Mulled Cider

Hot Apple Cider with Rum

Cranberry Sauce

Perfect Cranberry Sauce

Mulled Cider

Spiced Cider

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry-Orange Sauce