Eskimo Kiss (a.k.a. Warm Spiced Pomegranate-Apple Cider)


It might be cold outside, but you can snuggle up with this warm Eskimo Kiss. It’s a not-to-sweet and delicious cider made with apple, pomegranate juice, and spices. And it’s a wonderful way for everyone to enjoy the flavors of the season without any top allergens.

Eskimo Kiss - Spiced Pomegranate Apple Cider Recipe

Special Diet Notes: Eskimo Kiss Spiced Pomegranate-Apple Cider

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Eskimo Kiss (Spiced Pomegranate-Apple Cider)
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This recipe and photo is from POM Wonderful. It is perfect for serving to guests or family members with special diets, including vegan, gluten-free, and the food allergic.
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 3 quarts
  • 2 quarts fresh apple cider
  • 1 quart fresh squeezed pomegranate juice or 100% pomegranate juice (see Juice Note below)
  • 12 cloves
  • 12 allspice berries, cracked
  • 8 cinnamon sticks, plus additional for garnish
  • 6 star anise
  1. Place the apple cider, pomegranate juice, cloves, allspice, cinnamon sticks, and anise in a saucepan. Place over medium-low heat, and hHeat to just under a boil for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and cover.
  3. Let the cider steep for two hours.
  4. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, and serve hot with a cinnamon stick garnish.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers. Enjoy cold or gently reheat to serve warm.
Pomegranate Juice: This cocktail can be made with freshly squeezed juice from a pomegranate or by using 100% Pomegranate Juice. To juice the pomegranate, cut it in half (as you would a grapefruit) and juice using a citrus reamer or a juicer. Use caution to make sure the juice doesn't squeeze on your clothes - it's very red and can stain! Another option is to pulse the pomegranate arils in a blender to release the juices. Pour the mixture through a cheesecloth-lined strainer or sieve. One large pomegranate will produce about ½ cup of juice.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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