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Hot Spiced Apple Cider

The Home Cook's Kitchen
This hot spiced apple cider will warm you up from the inside out! A delicious blend of spices, with alcoholic apple cider, and just a hint of sweetness
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Western
Servings 3 glasses
Calories 242 kcal


  • 12 fl oz dry cider
  • 1 ½ cups apple juice see recipe notes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger finely grated
  • 2 cinnamon quills
  • 8 cloves
  • 3 cardamon pods lightly crushed
  • 4 slices apple
  • ¼ cup spiced rum optional but highly recommended


  • Place cider, apple juice, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, cardamon and apple slices in a saucepan or dutch oven.
  • Heat over low to medium heat, 10 minutes, or until cider mixture is hot
  • Add spiced rum if using.
  • Serve with fresh apple slices and cinnamon quills.


I love using Trader Joe's honeycrisp apple cider (non alcoholic version). But if you can't find that, a good quality cloudy apple juice would be great.
General Notes - this recipe makes enough for 2 large glasses or 3 smaller glasses. To make more, double the recipe amounts.
Keyword Apple Cider, Cider Cocktail