I started making this Spiced Cider recipe years ago when I was working at a radio station. Before Christmas we always had an office pitch-in, and this is what I brought. The flavors simmered and came together for a perfect warm drink on cold December days.
Spiced Cider Recipe
I use a 5 1/2 qt pot for this recipe and it would make 8-10 servings, but it’s very easy to adjust up or down. You can even try different liquors for a grown-up kick, such as Captain Morgan Spiced Rum or Cinnamon Schnapps for a “red hot” version!
- 8 cups apple cider
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 5-6 cloves
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1-2 orange slices, halved
Easy peazy directions:
Gently stir all ingredients together in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then turn down to simmer and stir to dissolve brown sugar. Simmer for an hour or longer; serve warm.
Garnish idea: I speared a cinnamon stick through an orange slice for a fun and flavorful garnish! You can see in the picture below how it can easily lay across the top of a narrow mug such as Irish coffee mugs.
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