Spiced Apple Cider

With the weather getting colder, it is nice to make a batch of spiced apple cider that will instantly have your house smelling like the holidays. This recipe has few ingredients and is quick to make. Sit down with a book, cozy up by the fire and sip on this small-batch spiced apple cider for one or two. For your holiday party, make an extra-large batch by tripling the recipe and serve with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.

Spiced Apple Cider

Makes 2 large servings

5 cups of apple juice
3-4 cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
5 whole cloves (optional)
apple slices to garnish

In a medium size pot, heat the apple juice and spices over medium heat. Continue to stir until the spices have mixed into the juice and the cider is heated thoroughly.

Thinly slice apples to garnish each cup. Place one new cinnamon stick into every glass and fill with cider, making sure to remove the cloves and used cinnamon sticks. Serve warm and enjoy!

Ashley Marti is a blogger with a focus on simple recipes with big flavor that highlight seasonal and local produce. Styling for the family and home, a few DIYs, and our everyday Pacific Northwest adventures.

1 Comment

  • Reply December 9, 2020


    Totally enjoyable one!! Thanks a lot!

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