This cocktail is made with freshly squeezed apple cider and sour pomegranate juice with mulling flavourful spices. While apple cider gives a dominant fruity scent in this recipe, pomegranate juice adds something else: a signature scent and a hint of colour. Every ingredient gives flavour to this cocktail. Just like any hot cider recipe sweetened with brown sugar, this one also has a fairly sweet taste.

If you get inspired by the idea of pomegranate apple cider, then make this cocktail drink at home. 


3 cups pomegranate juice

4 ½ cups fresh apple cider (no added sugar or spices)

1 large orange

2 ½ tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon whole allspice berries

2 whole cinnamon sticks

1 teaspoon whole cloves


  • Mix pomegranate juice, apple cider, brown sugar, allspice berries, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a large skillet.
  • Boil the mixture for 5 minutes. Make slices of the orange and add them to the mixture. Reduce heat to low and let it cook for 25-30 minutes.
  • Alternatively, heat in a shallow pan. Do not add whole spices to glasses or cups during serving. Put a slice of orange in each glass. Serve hot.

What else can you add to this cocktail? 

Ginger: Make a thin slice of fresh ginger to provide a pleasant touch that goes well with pomegranate and apple. If not ginger slices, then make juice out of it. Place peeled ginger chunks in a food processor or blender and add 3/4 cup water. Stir until smooth, then pass through a fine mesh sieve and discard the solids and add to the cocktail.

Mint: A few fresh mint leaves are a great addition if you want a sweeter herbal infusion.