Hot apple cider with caramel is served in a mug rimmed with spiced sugar for a warming drink on a chilly day.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Spiced Drink Rimmer:
Beverage:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To make the drink rimmer, mix sugar, Diamond Crystal® Fine Sea Salt, and spice blend on a small saucer. Pour caramel sauce on another small saucer.

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  • Dip the rim of a mug or heatproof glass into the caramel sauce, evenly coating the rim. Then, dip into the rimmer mixture.

  • Heat the apple cider and caramel candy in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir frequently until candies have melted.

  • Ladle hot caramel apple cider into the spice-rimmed mug.

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Nutrition Facts

308 calories; protein 1.2g 3% DV; carbohydrates 74.3g 24% DV; fat 1.7g 3% DV; cholesterol 1.6mg 1% DV; sodium 1913.4mg 77% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2014
What a delicious fall drink! Perfect for a snowy day! The sweet/salty rim was perfect and the hot cider had a great caramel flavor. I didn't have caramel sauce for the rim so I dipped it in pumpkin butter from Trader Joe's which gave it added flavor. Oh and I used 3 caramel candies in the drink. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/22/2016
Great idea but fell short for me. I liked the addition of caramel to the cider (used 4 candies instead of 2) and simmered with a cinnamon stick as well. The caramel from the rim ran down the mug and it was too salty. I wonder how this would turn out if the cider itself was lightly spiced and salted... Read More
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  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2014
This was very good! We really enjoyed the drink rimmer and the slight caramel flavor from the candies. I may even add a few more candies next time. Hubby said all it needed was a splash (or two) of spiced rum lol. I only had short cinnamon sticks so they of course fell to the bottom. I would totally make this again! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2014
What a delicious fall drink! Perfect for a snowy day! The sweet/salty rim was perfect and the hot cider had a great caramel flavor. I didn't have caramel sauce for the rim so I dipped it in pumpkin butter from Trader Joe's which gave it added flavor. Oh and I used 3 caramel candies in the drink. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2014
This was heavenly! What a nice cozy drink to sip on a cold winter day. I didn't have any apple pie spice (no cardamom in the house) so I used pumpkin pie spice in it's place. It was fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2014
I love this! Had some leftover salted caramel in the fridge so used it to rim the cup (after heating to soften) as well as place a generous dollop inside to melt as I stirred in the hot apple cider. I had some trouble getting the caramel to stick to the rim so I'm sure honey would be better for that but the flavor was EXCELLENT and the little hardened bits of spiced salted caramel along the edges were divine! Totally an easy indulgence on a cold winter night and I can't wait to try this rimmer method on a holiday cocktail as well!!:) Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2014
What an incredible fall treat! I rimmed my mug with honey brown sugar and flaky sea salt. I also used an unfiltered honey crisp apple cider. I plan to use this recipe throughout the fall and winter for a warm pick me up! I heated my cider in the microwave and omitted the apple pie spice as we are out of it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/22/2016
Great idea but fell short for me. I liked the addition of caramel to the cider (used 4 candies instead of 2) and simmered with a cinnamon stick as well. The caramel from the rim ran down the mug and it was too salty. I wonder how this would turn out if the cider itself was lightly spiced and salted... Read More
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