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Safari Supper for Sunderland Restaurant Week [ad]

I was invited to the #EatDrinkSunderland Safari Supper to get a taste of what is on offer for Sunderland Restaurant Week in return for me to share my experience on my blog and social media. All views in this post are my own.
It's already half way through March and I've just been so terrible at keeping my blog up to date! I decided to extend my hiatus after getting caught up in a car accident last month (thankfully aside from some whiplash I'm fine!) as I needed to make sure I didn't stress myself out any further. I feel like I'm back on track now though and I'm really excited to be posting again as I've got loads on this year! This post will actually be quite a long one, and my photos have actually ended up being terrible so please bear with me! Hopefully you get the gist of it, but I'm a bit rusty and I was a bag of nerves most of the night!
I was so lucky to be given the chance to attend the #EatDrinkSunderland Safari Supper to get a taste of just som…

Getting Cosy with Cranes [ad]*

Everyone has their favourite things about Christmas. One of mine is definitely all the festive and cosy food and drinks that come out during the festive season! I'm a sucker for anything festive, things I wouldn't normally think I'd like have somehow became my favourite things ever (jury is still out on Mince Pies, I'll get there though!). One thing that I thoroughly enjoy around Christmas is Mulled Wine and Mulled Cider! I love the flavours and I love that it's served warm, drinking a glass of Mulled Cider gets me feeling so festive, especially at a Christmas Market!

You may have seen a post a while back all about the Cider that Cranes make: they're a delicious (and healthier!) cider made mainly of cranberries. To me, the perfect cider for Christmas as cranberries are part of everything during the festive season! Well, Cranes have shared with me their recipe for making your very own Cranes Cranberry and Apple Mulled Cider. Doesn't that just sound amazing?! I've honestly been so excited to try this out ever since I found out that Cranes had this recipe. I think we're having a little get together at mine before Christmas too so I'll definitely be trying this out on all my friends!

What You'll Need:

2 Cups of Apple Juice
1 Bottle of Cranes Cranberry and Lime Cider
1 Piece of Fresh Ginger (peeled)
1tsp of Nutmeg
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Large Orange
(Christmas jumper optional!)

How to make Cranes Cranberry and Apple Mulled Cider:

Pour the apple juice and Cranes Cider into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
Add the ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon stick and sliced orange.
Stir and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
Pour into your favourite festive mug and enjoy!

Any recipe that only has 4 steps is good in my book. Christmas can be a stressful time of year, so the fact this is a chuck it all in the pan kind of recipe is perfect! A quick simmer while you're finishing up the food prep and you're good to go for your Christmas parties/get togethers! And I think the fact it's homemade as well adds that extra touch.

I can confirm, this Mulled Cider completely encompasses Christmas! The sliced orange and cinnamon stick make it look the part, and it will have your house smelling so lovely in no time, again perfect for any Christmas parties! It tastes so good as well, I honestly love warm cider around Christmas and this just tastes so lovely. The fact the cider is made of cranberries definitely makes it the perfect choice for making your own Mulled Cider.

If you decide to try out this recipe let me know what you thought! Have you got any go to Festive recipes?

Abbey xx

*I was gifted a bottle of Cranes Cider in return for this post. All views are my own


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