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Hot Spiced Cider

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Hot Spiced Cider
2011-01-05 Beverages
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The perfect amount of citrus and spice are added to this tasty hot cider. Add a touch of bourbon or whiskey to make this a great adult drink for a fall party.

  • Servings: 8-16


½ gallon Apple Cider
½ cup Fresh Lemon Juice Plus 1 Strip Zest
½ cup Fresh Orange Juice Plus 1 Strip Zest
3 Cinnamon Sticks
4 Whole Cloves
1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, softened
Bourbon, rye or whiskey (optional
Cinnamon Candy Sticks, for garnish


Combine the cider, citrus juices and zest, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a large pot. Simmer over medium heat, about 20 minutes, but do not boil. Ladle the cider into mugs, leaving the zest and spices in the pot, and add about 1/2 teaspoon butter to each mug. Spike the adults drinks with a shot of bourbon and garnish with cinnamon candy sticks, if desired.