Orange Spiced Apple Cider

There’s nothing so soothing as a warm kitchen filled with the smells of apple, cinnamon, and cloves. This spiced cider hugs like a blanket, filling you with sweetness.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 small orange or tangerine
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1 quart apple cider
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 star anise pod


  • Stud the orange with the cloves, pressing each in firmly to secure. Place the orange in a pot and add the cider. Add the cinnamon sticks and star anise.
  • Place pot over low heat. Bring contents to a simmer and keep warm over low heat until serving.
  • To serve, ladle into mugs and garnish each with a cinnamon stick.