Cider Recipes

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Old Virginia Wassail Cider

Rating: Unrated
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: Unrated
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.

Easy Apple Cider

Rating: Unrated
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: Unrated
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.

Homemade Apple Cider

Rating: Unrated
Homemade apple cider.

Apple Pie in a Jar Drink

Rating: Unrated
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: Unrated
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.

Hot Cinnamon Apple Brandy Cider

Rating: Unrated
This sweet, delightful hot cinnamon apple brandy cider is spiced with freshly squeezed apple cider, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon!

Grandma's Wassail

Rating: Unrated
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.

Cranberry Wassail

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

Inspiration and Ideas

Hot Cinnamon Apple Brandy Cider

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

"Very potluck-friendly. This recipe is easy, travels well, and is scrumptious." – Coug Cook

Hot and Tangy Apple Cider

Rating: Unrated

A great warm beverage to serve on a cool autumn evening. Garnish each serving with an orange or apple slice if desired.