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Warm spiced apple cider recipe

Warm spiced apple cider recipe

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This drink will warm the cockles of your heart. The perfect drink for the cold autumn/winter days.

11 people made this

IngredientsMakes: 6 .5 litres

  • 8 whole cloves or to taste
  • 3.75 litres apple cider
  • 1.75 litres orange juice
  • 1 litre grapefruit juice
  • 6 cinnamon sticks

MethodPrep:5min ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:1hr5min

  1. Place the cloves into a tea ball and place into a slow cooker. Pour the apple cider, orange juice and grapefruit juice into the slow cooker and drop in the cinnamon sticks. Stir once or twice. Set the cooker to High, cover and cook until the mixture is hot; then keep warm on Low setting. Serve in mugs.

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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(7)

Reviews in English (6)

by recipes need gluten

I have never added citrus to my homemade apple juice, always mixed with raspberry, cranberry, etc. but this was delicious, thanks Swchef. Kids enjoyed as is, I enjoyed with a little extra-liquids. I loved this recipe before it became famous.-04 Oct 2010

by Lisa Montijo Vira

The amount of orange juice overpowered this. More like orange cider. But I'd try it again but much less orange juice.-07 Dec 2010

by midwestchef

I made this for neighbors at Thanksgiving and they took some to their friends. I heard they all raved about it. My neighbor reduced the leftover cider and used it to baste a pork loin roast.-30 Nov 2010


Warm Spiked Apple Cider (BEST Holiday Cocktail Recipe)

It’s Christmas Eve and I have the coziest cocktail that will keep the chill out of the December night. This warm spiked apple cider cocktail is a fantastic curl-up-by-the-fire drink. This is a great holiday drink for your small family get-together or just a solo night in.


Recipe Summary

  • 1 gallon apple juice
  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks, or more to taste
  • 1 pinch apple pie spice
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle 190 proof grain alcohol
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle vodka

Combine apple juice, apple cider, white sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon sticks in a large pot bring to almost a boil. Cover pot with a lid, reduce heat, and simmer for about 1 hour. Remove pot from heat and cool completely.

Stir grain alcohol and vodka into syrup and remove cinnamon sticks. Pour apple pie moonshine into clean glass jars or bottles. Store in the refrigerator.


Spiced Apple Cider

Spiced Apple Cider is sure to warm you up from head to toe all winter long. Not to mention how heavenly it will make your kitchen smell!

Our family went to a friend&rsquos birthday party several years ago on a cold, chilly afternoon. As we walked into the house, we saw a huge group of kids gathered around something in the kitchen. My first thought was they must be attacking an enormous plate of cookies, but as we got closer I realized that they were all standing in line for hot Apple Cider.

We quickly joined the queue. You didn&rsquot even have to taste it to know how good it was going to be. The entire kitchen was filled with the incredible aroma of apple and spices, drawing all the little guests to the stove like an aromatic Pied Piper!

It&rsquos remained pretty cold here in California so Spiced Apple Cider has remained one of our favorite special drinks to make during the winter. It's perfect at this time of year sure to warm everyone's tummies! It's everything you could want in a winter drink: warm and cozy, fruity and spicy. Plus, it doesn&rsquot get much easier to make, so you can enjoy this special treat with your family all winter long.

I love this recipe because of how simple it is to make and how much you can make at once. It's perfect for larger get togethers and sure to make a big impression with everyone! Serve this apple cider with some delicious cookies like Classic Spritz Cookies and Gingerbread Animal Crackers on the side, or you could even make these Cinnamon Toast Pinwheels with it.

It's also great for making a cozy night in at home with your family, curled up next to the fire and watching a movie really special. The whole family will be obsessed!


Warm Sugar Free Spiced Apple Cider

As the snow begins to fall and temperatures start to drop, this Sugar Free Spiced Apple Cider is the perfect way to warm up this holiday season! Spiced with star anise, cloves and cinnamon, and brought to life with bursts of citrus, the flavors and natural sweetness of this cider are unparalleled.

The magic all happens in the Instant Pot (or pressure cooker), where fresh red and green apples are combined with oranges, lemons, and whole spices. Simmer that away and a quick 15 minutes later, you have the most luscious, velvety, soothing drink ever imaginable. The citrus undertones lift up the spiced, deeper feeling to the cider, making for a drink that tastes very complex and nuanced.

The cider is also completely sugar-free, relying solely on the natural sugar from the dates to sweeten it. It’s super healthy and a more festive replacement for a typical morning tea as well.

Make this quick cider for a party or just to enjoy at home and savor it’s spiced, citrusy wonder!


Spiced Apple Cider

Fall is officially here and I couldn&rsquot be more thrilled. Like many Fall loving folks, as soon as that calendar flips to September I have an undeniable weakness for anything apple and pumpkin flavored.

From sweets to savories to drinks, pretty much anything I consume from now through November will be laced with my favorite fall ingredients.

Cocktail Fridays are no exception. I&rsquom a long standing devotee to simple, seasonal cocktails and am always on the lookout for new ways to serve up some of my favorites. Well, a few weeks ago I was presented with a mammoth display of local apple cider as soon as I walked into the market.

I&rsquom proud to say that I didn&rsquot hesitate as I walked straight over to the wall of cider and loaded my cart up with several gallons of my favorite drink.

While I knew much of the cider would be consumed chilled and straight from the fridge, I also knew that some would be earmarked for a warm Fall cocktail.

I&rsquove been making mulled apple cider for years and an Autumn party at our house is never complete
without a pot of simmering, spiced apple cider. This year I wanted to mix things up a bit and add a vanilla bean and a pinch of cardamom to the mix. The resulting Warm Spiced Apple Cider is a veritable mug full of comfort. A shot of good bourbon and dollop of sweetened whipped cream only increase the yum factor of this cozy cocktail.

If your home hasn&rsquot been graced with cool fall breezes, check out my simple (iced) spiked caramel apple cider. Either way, I hope you are enjoying the flavors of the season!


Ina Garten’s Spiced Apple Cider Is the Only Drink You’ll Need This Winter

When the snow starts falling and temperatures dip below freezing, is there anything more comforting and relaxing than wrapping yourself up in a blanket, putting on a good movie and sipping a warm, delicious drink? We certainly don’t think so. Hot chocolate gets a lot of credit for being the best cold-weather beverage but there’s an overlooked alternative that, dare we say, is even better? Yes, we’re talking about hot spiced apple cider, specifically, the one Ina Garten features in her latest cookbook, Modern Comfort Food.

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We recently featured Ina Garten’s spiced apple cider recipe during our virtual event, Barefoot for the Holidays. The event was hosted by SheKnows and the co-founders of Cassandra’s Kitchen, Cassandra Schultz and Cintia Parsons. During the event, Cintia showed us how to make Ina’s go-to hot cider drink and the best part? It can easily be turned into a cocktail by adding a little bit of bourbon.

To make the drink, you’ll need some fresh apple cider, cinnamon sticks, an orange, an apple, lots of warm spices and of course some simple, yet chic glassware to serve it in. We recommend these insulated glass mugs available on Amazon or you can purchase the same ones we used during the event at Cassandra’s Kitchen.

You can get the full recipe for this delicious spiced apple cider from Ina Garten’s latest cookbook, Modern Comfort Food.


Crockpot apple cider

Making this spiced apple cider in the slow cooker is my preferred way since our stove is usually completely occupied during Thanksgiving day. Simply add all the ingredients into the slow cooker and set it on high for 2 – 3 hours, then reduce heat to warm to keep the cider hot all day. Serve with a ladle.


Spiced Apple Cider

December 19, 2016 Updated on February 26, 2020 By Beth K 1 Comment This post contains affiliate links.

If you love spicy and sweet like me then you’ll probably start craving this Spiced Apple Cider. It’s fast and easy and totally delicious! The BEST part about this recipe is that it’s great for breaking the ice with your friends about the total JOY of essential oils.

Sharing Essential Oils with Others

Introducing essential oils to your friends and family can be intimidating. How can I convince them that essential oils are amazing? Will they think I’ve gone off the deep end and practice some alternative cult stuff just because I love to run my diffuser and carry oils with me everywhere I go. (You know you do it, too!)

We feel you. We’ve been there. And that’s why we just let the oils speak for themselves. Serving delicious foods and drinks that feature essential oils is one of our favorite ways to let oils shine without having to say a word! We don’t have to spend a lot of time thinking of the right thing to say when people are tasting, smelling, and experiencing for themselves how amazing these essential oils are firsthand.

The next time you have people over for an introduction to oils class serve warm mugs of this delicious and easy Spiced Apple Cider. I promise that you’ll have their attention.

I like to serve the Spiced Apple Cider in these pretty, double-walled tea cups pictured above. They’re not my plain coffee mugs and it really highlights the color and richness of the cider. Aren’t they sophisticated?!

You could also try these mugs here. They’re very similar in design and just a little bit bigger.


Looking for More Drinks to Warm You Up This Fall and Winter?

If you love this Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Cider and want even more variety, you have got to try our Pumpkin Steamers recipe (it tastes like Fall in a mug). If you want to spice things up, try our Mayan Hot Chocolate (smooth chocolate with a little spicy kick.. don’t worry, it’s not too spicy). We also have a fun collection of Candy Bar Hot Chocolates (Twix, Almond Joy, and Reeses… I love all three and honestly can’t pick a favorite)! If you want to check out ALL of our drinks (all family-friendly), click HERE (we have tons)!