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4 September, 2012

Hot Apple Cider

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Hot Apple Cider is the perfect beverage for those cold and crisp Fall and Winter days and nights. When the air turns cool it’s nice to curl up with a good book and a steaming mug of hot apple cider. The smell of cinnamon, allspice and apples brings a warmth to your home and brings back memories of happy holidays.

Here are some great hot apple cider recipes and ideas to add a little spice and warmth to your day. For the purist you can just heat up some apple cider and serve in a mug with a cinnamon stick. For a little more pizzazz you can try a mulled hot apple cider.

Mulled means heated, sweetened and spiced. There are several different spices that you can use. Cinnamon is the perfect spice compliment to apples and is the most often used. Nutmeg adds a little something special but be sure not to use too much as it can be overpowering. Cloves also go well with apples and add a peppery flavor and aroma. Allspice or pumpkin spice are also added for even more spicy goodness.

Cinnamon Sticks, 16″-18″ long, 1 lb. – Bulk

Whole Cloves – 13 oz

Tropic Bee Orange Blossom Honey, 32-Ounce Bottle

Lemon adds a crisp bite and honey sweetens and mellows. Brown sugar and molasses also sweetens things up and adds some depth. Orange and apple slices are also nice to add to the pot.

If you are really feeling festive you can add some rum or brandy to your hot apple cider and some melted butter for a hot apple toddy.

If you just want ease and convenience you can purchase prepackaged hot apple cider mix that you just add hot water to and enjoy. This is a quick and easy way to prepare hot apple cider without the effort.

Motts Hot Spiced Apple Cider Gift Box, 24 packs
If you have a Keuring Brewer you can get some Green Mountain Naturals Hot Apple Cider K-Cups and make hot apple cider as quickly as a cup of coffee.

Green Mountain Naturals Hot Apple Cider, 24-Count K-Cups for Keurig Brewers

Enjoy your Hot Apple Cider by the Fire

Hot Apple Cider Recipe

Hot Drinks: Cider, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Spiced Punch, Spirits

Here is a simple and tasty Hot Apple Cider recipe. You can also add some slices of apple to this if you like.

2 quarts apple cider
4 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon of ground allspice
1 teaspoon of whole cloves
1/4 cup of brown sugar


Stir all ingredients in a large saucepan over low heat until brought to a simmer.

Pour into mugs and serve hot.

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Mulled Cider

Zojirushi CD-LCC30 Micom 3.0-Liter Electric Dispensing Pot

Mulling Cider in a crockpot, coffee pot or on the stove top is really very simple. Just add your ingredients and simmer on low heat. It will make your house smell great and warm you and your guests up as well. Here is a great hot liquid dispenser to have hot apple cider any time of day.

Need a little pick me up, mulled cider can be very soothing around cold and flu season as well.

Here are some of the spices and other things you’ll need to make your hot apple cider recipes.


In addition to a Cinnamon Stick garnish you may want to add some ground cinnamon to your hot apple cider.

Frontier Natural Products Cinnamon, Og, Grnd Ceyln, Ft, 1.76-Ounce


Freshly Grated Whole Nutmeg really adds something special to recipes and will be a nice addition to your spiced hot cider.

Nutmeg Whole 3.5oz

Stainless Steel Nutmeg Grater


Whole or ground, allspice is an nice addition to apple cider recipes.

Whole Allspice – 13 oz

Frontier Natural Allspice Ground Jamaican — 1.92 oz

Brown Sugar

Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Organic Dark Brown Sugar — 24 oz Each

Lemon Peel

Frontier Certified Organic Lemon Peel Granules — 2.1 oz

Hot Apple Cider Toddy

Libbey 13-1/2-Ounce Flare Glass Mugs, Box of 12, Clear

A Hot Apple Cider Toddy will really warm you up on a cold night. This hot apple cider beverage includes either rum or brandy and is a tasty treat.

To make a hot apple cider toddy you can add a stick of butter to the above Hot Apple Cider Recipe and just before serving include 1 cup of Brandy or Rum to the pot.

To make it a virgin you can use 1 teaspoon of Rum Flavored Extract instead.

Cook’s Pure Rum Extract 4 oz

Pour into a brandy glass or mug and add some fresh whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top and you’ll have a very relaxing evening indeed.

Brandy Warmer 4-Piece Gift Set

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