Rain is on the forecast from today until Saturday. What you need is a steaming mug of fruity, spicy cranberry apple cider to cheer you the hell up! P.S. All the ingredients for this Beverage-In-Mug can be found in John Jay and Ferris, if that’s your thing.

If you missed the last post in Bwog’s multi-part Beverages-In-Mugs series, take a second to check out the recipe for Russian Tea!

The rainy, dreary onslaught of February calls for nothing more than early afternoons of making heart-and-spirit-warming mugs of some sort of happiness. Taking the time to make yourself (and a friend!) any tasty treat is simultaneously a great way to procrastinate and an incredible method of self-care.

Cranberry Apple Cider

Deceptively simple, this Beverage-In-Mug pulls you right into a warm hug of comforting sweetness and spice. It’s crisp but soothing, refreshing but sweet, and sure to be a dorm-room hit.

Ingredients (for one solitary serving)

  • 1/2 cup of apple juice
  • 1/2 cup of cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup of orange juice
  • a shake of cinnamon
  • optional: a hint of clove or allspice!


  • Just put all the ingredients into a saucepan over the stove and heat em up! That’s it! Really! A stir or two, a quick taste, and you’re golden! Drink this Beverage-In-Mug to warm your dreary February heart–or practice making it so you’ll be ready to impress your Valentine’s Day date ;)

~white mug via Bwog