When sweaters go on then it's time to make this low-calorie perfectly wonderful Autumn Spiced Mocktail. Low-calorie cranberry juice is simmered with fresh ginger, cloves, cinnamon sticks, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and sliced granny smith apples to create a mocktail that is a sure crowd-pleaser for young and old.
4cupsdiet cranberry juice drinkI use Ocen Spray
1/2Granny Smith appledcored and cut into slices
1piecefresh ginger cut the size of a penny that's 1/4 inch thick
1empty tea bag or cheese cloth
orange slicesrosemarry springs and cinnamon stick for garnish (optional)
Place ginger, cinnamon stick, and cloves in to tea bag and pull drawstring tight. You can also tie spices in cheese cloth if you do not have a tea bag.
Pour 4 cups cranberry juice in a sauce pan. Place teabag of spices, orange juice and apple slices in pan.
Simmer over low heat for one hour.
Remove teabag of spices. Chill to serve cold over ice or serve immediatly if you would like it warm.
Garnish cold drink with orange slice and a sprig of rosemarry. Garnish warm drink with a cinnamon stick.
If you are serving a large party this recipe can be done in a crock pot for 3 hours on low before serving.