BRRRR….yesterday was a cold, gray and foggy day!
The Sweetwater Kitchen was turned into Florist Shop for the day!
(more about that later)
You might be wondering what that has to do with Spiced Cider?
On a cold…gray….foggy morning a cup of cider certainly 
hit the spot while we worked on all those wedding flowers…
The bride does love  a cup of good strong coffee….but I thought it would be better if she didn’t add too much caffeine to add to her pre-wedding jitters!
I am lucky enough to have this great Faberware Coffee Urn!
It is the perfect size….22 Cups…the perfect size for parties!
It is shiny and pretty….
It was a gift from my Mom and Dad many years ago and has seen lots and lots and lots of use!
I was going to tell you that you need to get one for yourself!
I thought maybe I would buy one for the Sweetwater Daughter and the Sweetwater Finance…..
BUT….alas they don’t seem to make this one anymore..
They make a 55 cup version…but that seems to be a tad bit big!
The coffee urn was filled with
“Sweetwater Spiced Cranberry Cider” for the floral frenzy!
The “recipe” is one that I have been making for a long time…

Sweetwater Spiced Cranberry Cider

10 Cups Cranberry Juice
10 Cups Apple Juice
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Of course….I was lucky enough to  use my urn…..
but this can be heated in a crock pot or on the stove!

Now here is a great idea!

Take a hop over to Design Dazzle  
Look at the clever gift idea that Tony Roberts shares there!

She packages up the “fixings” for her Mistletoe Cider for her friends!

I for sure am going to do this!

We had a fun day “immersed” in putting together all the flowers for the wedding yesterday…
and I spent some time this morning  putting the finishing touches everything….
Now….the bouquets, corsages, garland and arrangements are scheduled for pickup!

I am awfully glad that there is a little leftover cider in the pot….
When everything is on it’s way to the event venue…..
I am going to sit back and enjoy a cup of this yummy goodness and relax!

Then….I am going to need to give myself a manicure….all that was truly hard on my nails!
I can’t wait to show you the photos from the wedding!
Stay tuned for that post soon!
Have a great day!

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