5 apple cinnamon teabags
3 cups boiling water
2 cups pineapple juice
16 oz. orange juice concentrate
16 oz. lemonade concentrate
9 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar (can use half splenda)
Directions & Story: Pour 3 cups boiling water over tea bags and steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Add remaining ingredients and simmer. You can also add whole cloves and cinnamon sticks while simmering.
I got this recipe from the wife of Dale's commanding officer. She had us over for dinner while the guys were deployed to Afghanistan and I think I drank the entire pot of this cider (I was pregnant so it's ok). I then made it a few times throughout the holiday season. It makes the house smell amazing and is a great addition to any holiday menu. After simmering on the stove I put it in a crock pot to keep warm.