A hot beverage is often just what we want in cold weather or at the onset of a bout of cold or flu. This hot drink offers warm spice with cloves and sweet cinnamon.
8 whole cloves
2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
3 cups pomegranate juice
½ cup apple cider
⅓ cup honey
Thin tangerine slices (optional)
Cinnamon sticks (optional)
Place cloves and 2 cinnamon sticks on a double layer of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together; tie securely. Combine cheesecloth bag, pomegranate juice, apple cider, and honey in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 30 minutes. Remove from heat; discard cheesecloth bag. Garnish beverages with tangerine slices and cinnamon sticks, if desired. Serve warm.