Cider Recipes

Find delicious recipes for hot cider, spiced cider, wassail, homemade apple cider, and more.

Staff Picks

Old Virginia Wassail Cider

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
A quick and delicious hot cider drink - Great for cold weather entertaining. Always a big hit with young and old! Cloves can be placed into cheesecloth or teabag infuser for easy removal if desired. A cinnamon stick in each cup makes a nice garnish.

Hot Spiked Cider

Rating: 4.5 stars 160
A 'spiked' version of the traditional hot cider - great for fall or holiday gatherings. This can be made in large quantities and kept warm in an electric coffee server.
By debmallonee

Easy Apple Cider

Rating: 4.5 stars 110
Simple spiced apple cider! I used to buy the spices already mixed at the grocery store, and they stopped carrying it this year, so I just made my own. This is great for a shower or get together and the slow cooker keeps it warm, so guests can enjoy it through the night. When it's done, it's great mixed with spiced rum and/or a slice of orange! Leftover cider is great cold too!

Hot Apple Cider

Rating: 5 stars 277
Nothing beats a mug of hot cider on a cold winter day. This recipe is great as it calls for fresh apple cider and pure maple syrup. Start with only 6 strips each of the orange and lemon peel, and adjust to taste.
By Allrecipes Member

Homemade Apple Cider

Rating: 4.5 stars 131
Homemade apple cider.

Apple Pie in a Jar Drink

Rating: 4.5 stars 97
This tastes just like apple pie! Great in the autumn around a campfire or on a hay-ride. Put it in canning jars with rings and lids for that down-home country appeal.

Hot Spiced Cider

Rating: 4.5 stars 332
This recipe uses an automatic coffee maker to brew the cider. If you don't own one, heat it in a slow cooker or a saucepan over medium heat on the stovetop. Grab your mugs and dive into this hot drink! Clean your coffee maker according to the manufacturer's instructions before using for coffee again.

Cranberry Wassail

Rating: 4.5 stars 32
This is a traditional spiced holiday drink with an added twist. Enjoy this wonderful wassail for a cold winter day or to serve at Christmas parties.

Hot Spiced Cranberry Cider

Rating: 4.5 stars 205
Make some memories with the aromas of cinnamon, clove and lemon, mingled with hot apple cranberry cider. If desired, float a fresh lemon slice in each cup.

Christmas Wassail

Rating: 5 stars 17
This hot cup of joy is sweet and warms you from head to toe.

Grandma's Wassail

Rating: 5 stars 7
An easy recipe for the traditional holiday drink. If you don't have a tea ball, place spice mixture on a small piece of cheesecloth and tie with a string, forming a small pouch.

Spiced Orange Cider Mix

Rating: 5 stars 9
Nothing is more soothing than a hot cup of spiced orange cider on a cold winter's night. I've enjoyed this recipe for years. Bring this mix to work, as it's a sure-fire drink your co-workers will L-O-V-E. It's also a cute, easy, inexpensive holiday gift that's fun for the kiddos (looks like sand art). Enjoy!

Inspiration and Ideas

Hot Cinnamon Apple Brandy Cider
Rating: Unrated 3
This sweet, delightful hot apple cider is spiced with cloves, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and orange zest. Spike it with apple brandy, if desired.
Easy Apple Cider
Rating: Unrated 110
"Very potluck-friendly. This recipe is easy, travels well, and is scrumptious." – Coug Cook
Danny's Warm and Fuzzy Apple Cider
Rating: 4.5 stars 39

This is a great beverage for cold afternoons and evenings created by my husband. The name comes from our next door neighbor, who says it makes him feel warm and fuzzy when he drinks it! It also makes your house smell fabulous while it is simmering on the stove!