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I love the smells of apples, cinnamon, allspice and clove wafting through the kitchen in the winter.  Sitting by a warm fire, sipping spiced apple cider is a delightful way to spend an evening.  Even better is to add a splash of Applejack or other brandy to the cider…yum!

Kendahl from Our Nourishing Roots has a wonderfully festive recipe for spiced apple
cider.  She kindly is letting us post her recipe for apple cider from her comprehensive and delightful e-book, Natural Cocktails.


If you are looking for recipes to make cocktails from Real ingredients, this book is a great resource to have.  Over 165 recipes for cocktails, mixers, garnishes and more.  Check out the book here.

Hot Spiced Cider
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Ingredients
  1. 1 gallon fresh apple cider, preferably local and unpasteurized
  2. 8 cinnamon sticks
  3. 5 star anise
  4. 12 cloves
  5. 8 allspice berries, cracked
  6. 5 cardamom pods, cracked
Instructions
  1. Simmer all ingredients over low heat for at least 2 hours.
  2. Strain the solids from the cider and serve in mugs with cinnamon sticks as a functional garnish that doubles as a stirring stick
Spiked Version
  1. Add 1 1/2 ounces of Applejack or Calvados to a mug of hot cider.
  2. Garnish with cinnamon stick.
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 I am going to admit that I really enjoyed the spiked version of this cider.  Had a couple of mugfuls just to be sure it was worthy of our review.  Hahahaha!  😉

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32 Comments on “Spiced Apple Cider Recipe”

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    sounds really yummy! my favorite holiday beverage is…. not just one. Too many to choose from! I love hot apple cider, egg nog, champagne, and I make a delicious home made pumpkin spice latte.

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      I love champagne too!
      Catherine, be sure to let us know within the “Rafflecopter” that you have commented so you are officially entered into the giveaway!!!

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    I just concocted a drink last night. 3 parts godiva white chocolate caramel liquor, 1 part grey goose vodka and a splash of peppermint schnapps. Served in a martini glass with a mini candy cane hung on the rim. It was a hit with my summer tennis team for pre-drinking AND as a substitute for dessert.

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      Um…that sounds delicious!! And, if you win this book, you will find ways to make your own liqueurs that aren’t filled with fake ingredients!!!!

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