Thursday, 1 October 2015

Get Well Cider

With flu season just around the corner this is a recipe for a citrus concoction that will help you fight through. This is a soothing vitamin C rich cider that is guaranteed to make you feel better. My BFF gave me this family recipe that was passed on by her grandmother, she called it "Russian Tea".

Get Well Cider


3 oranges
3 lemons
20 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
2 litres (1/2 gallon) of iced tea (use sweetner of choice)
2 litres (1/2 gallon) pre-made orange juice


Juice the oranges and lemon, mix in the pre-made orange juice and put juice aside.

In a large saucepan place the orange and lemon rinds and fill with water until the skins are covered.
Add in cinnamon stick and cloves and boil.
While boiling use a wooden spoon to press the skins against the side of the pot to get the oils out.

If you haven't already brew your tea. I used decaf but you can make it as strong or as week as you like. I sweetened with agave syrup.

After the skins have boiled for 15-20 mins, take off heat and discard skins.
Run water through a sieve to remove the cloves and cinnamon. Remember it's the water you want to keep!
Pour water & tea into the juice and serve hot or cold. 
Will keep in the fridge for about a week.

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