The Taste of the Season {Hot Cinnamon Cider}

The weather is getting cooler, so why not warm up with a comforting mug of something hot? How about a delicious drink that you can whip up in a hurry. Snuggle up with this elaborate cinnamon cider that is sure to warm you to the core!

Hot Cinnamon Cider


  • 4 cups (1 Qt) apple cider
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 12 whole allspice berries
  • 4 cinnamon sticks, each 3 inches long
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 small red apple, cored, and cut into wedges


  1. In a medium-size saucepan, bring the cider, orange juice, honey, allspice berries, cinnamon sticks, whole nutmeg, and orange rind to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add apple wedges and simmer for 3 minutes more.
  2. Strain through a tea strainer into a large heat-proof pitcher. Carefully pour in cider. Stir gently.
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