spiced apple pomegranate cider.


Monday morning. I slowly and groggily shuffled my way upstairs, trying to prolong the inevitable. In other words, school. I sat down at the kitchen table and sunk deeper into the warm, fuzzy depths of my housecoat. A quick glance at the window forced me to do a double take.

Snow. A thin layer of it blanketed every rooftop in sight. Like a crisp, white bedsheet on an unmade bed, it lay crinkled on the ground, autumn leaves jutting out from the surface. Suddenly, school didn't seem so bad anymore. The reason for that being I'd have to walk outside to get there.

. . .

The snow had completely disappeared by early afternoon. I guess my brain was still in a winter wonderland well into the next day, though, because I decided a warm holiday drink was in order.

spiced apple pomegranate cider

serves one.

>> one cup apple cider
>> once cup pomegranate juice
>> one cinnamon stick
>> pomegranate arils (optional)

Boil everything, except the pomegranate arils, in a pot. Once boiled, let the mixture simmer for ten minutes. Remove from heat and let it rest for twenty minutes, to let the flavours develop. Pour into a glass, and top with pomegranate arils, if you so desire. 

Enjoy, friends! xo,



  1. Lovely!! Looks yummy. Anything with pomegranates=yum. I must give this a try.


  2. Lovely photos, Abbey! Aah, I can't wait for snow! I'm making that cider as soon as a I get my hands on some pomegranates :)

  3. This looks super yummy! I know what I'm making when I get cold ;) Thanks for sharing!

  4. Um, yum. Pomegranate + Apple Cider. Delish. I know what I'll be making! After all, we still have a couple jugs of homemade cider left. :) xo

  5. Wow, I wished it snowed here. Well, at least I can still enjoy cider. That pomegrante cider looks especially divine. Mm.

  6. snow?! bring it over here! the cider looks delicious. and your casual yet gorgeous look? love it <3

  7. you are so pretty! and i want snow so bad. but i'm in texas. so...pray. yummy recipe, i do believe i'll do that for my birthday :))
    -jocee <3

  8. Mmmm...yes, I think I am feeling "in the season." And, I definitely concur: a welcoming light dusting of snow does change your usual dull, dreading morning outlook on school. I wish we'd hurry up and get some snow where I'm from!

    ~~Liz B

  9. Oh my goodness that looks good. :3 I'll be making that soon! And the snow? I want some bad.

    xoxo, hayley

  10. I really don't like winter. but, I have to admit I'm excited for the first snow. so pretty.
    and I need to make that cider. soon. also, I have a beautiful twin. your sweater is to die for too ;)
    twin sister.

  11. YESSSSSSSSSSS. Thank you! And I'm so glad you got to enjoy some snow! I LOVE SNOW. :)

  12. Mmm! That sounds so lovely! BTW your glasses are super cute.

  13. Wow, this sounds (and looks!) like a fabulous fall drink. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Yay for snow!! And that cider sounds really good! Lovely post!

  15. November here is grey and wet. The paths are slushy with wet leaves and my uncoordinated self has slipped umpteen times. But this drink looks like it could improve these days.

  16. This post makes me so excited. The cider looks amazing! And so does the snow. :)

  17. The cider sounds and looks delicious. Great shots.

    Found you through Pastor's girl's ponderings.

  18. Thanks for that sweet tweet (unintentional rhyme!) of yours :)

    The first snow made me feel cozy & giddy. I'm pretty sure I'll be over that feeling soon....

  19. Ohh, it sounds delicious! <3 I am obsessing over pomegranates - they're a recent discover for me!

    Lost in the Haze

  20. I seriously just ate a pomegranate! :)