Mulled Apple Cider
(Susan - slehmkuhl517)
sugar free orange soda
2 packets sugar free apple cider drink mix
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract (or to taste)
2 teaspoons apple pie spice mix
3 33.8-ounce bottles Sam's Choice Cider Apple Burst fruit-flavored
sparkling beverage (available at Walmart)
sugar free orange soda into a saucepan. Heat the soda, then
pour in the 2 packets of sugar free apple cider drink mix,
the lemon extract and the apple pie spice mix. Stir to blend.
(This part can be done the night before and refrigerated,
if you wish.)
bottles of the Cider Apple Burst into a crockpot. Add the
soda/seasoningsblend and stir to mix. Set crockpot on high
until liquid is heated through, then reduce temperature setting
to medium or low. Taste test and add more Cider Apple Burst
if the taste is too strong for you.
Leftovers can be refrigerated and served hot or cold. This
would be nice to keep in a pitcher in the refrigerator to
heat on a per cup basis as an alternative to coffee or cocoa
in the winter. Serve it cold over ice in the summer.
To package this as a gift, save old DaVinci or wine bottles.
Wash them thoroughly and let dry completely. Use a funnel
to pour the cider in and cap or cork to close. Be sure to
let the recipient to keep the cider in the refrigerator. Do
not freeze unless you put it into plastic containers, and
be careful to leave enough head room for expansion of the
liquid while freezing.