Hot Spiced Cider

This is an easy and delicious drink, perfect for cold winter nights and holiday gatherings. If you’re having an adult get-together or New Year’s Eve party, offer this with a little rum or bourbon. Serve with a cinnamon stick in each mug for a decorative touch.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 1⁄4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 6 whole allspice berries
  • 1 cinnamon stick (6 inches)
  • 1⁄8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1⁄8 tsp. salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Strain through a fine-meshed sieve and serve hot in mugs.