Apple Cider Recipes

How to Make Apple Cider

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If you're looking for a spiked apple cider recipe, non-alcoholic hot cider recipe, easy mulled cider recipe, unusual apple cider recipe, large-batch mulled cider recipe or a recipe for mulling spices, this collection of apple cider recipes has something for you.

Alcoholic Apple Cider Recipes

Apple cider is traditionally spiked with rum or brandy, but it can also be mixed with other spirits. These alcoholic apple cider recipes include ingredients like dark rum, pear brandy, whiskey, butterscotch schnapps and Tuaca.

  • This apple cider video explains how to make apple cider with rum.
  • Hot Apple Cider Strudel can be made with or without vodka.
  • Apple Cider au Pear features brandy and pear brandy. I recommend using Clear Creek Pear Brandy.
  • This Apple Cider Shandy recipe is a mix of oatmeal stout and chilled, non-alcoholic, sparkling apple cider.
  • Hot Gold Apple Cider Punch is served with dark rum and Goldschlager cinnamon schnapps.
  • Mulled Apple Cider is a brandy-spiked cider that can be mulled in a slow cooker.
  • This Hot Apple Toddy is a variation on a traditional Hot Toddy. It can be made with whiskey or with apple brandy.
  • Hot Apple Pie is an apple cider cocktail made with Tuaca liqueur.
  • This Basic Wassail Recipe can be made with or without brandy.
  • This Mulled Apple Cider recipe can be prepared with rum, brandy or Calvados.

Non-Alcoholic Apple Cider Recipes

Whether you're making hot cider for kids or adults, non-alcoholic apple cider is a great option.

From a basic guide to mulling cider to recipes for hot buttered cider, maple mulled cider and more, these are the top non-alcoholic apple cider recipes to consider making for your friends and family.

  • This guide on how to make mulled apple cider is a basic non-alcoholic apple cider recipe.
  • This Hot Buttered Cider recipe is a kid-friendly variation on Hot Buttered Rum.

Easy Apple Cider Recipes

These recipes require very little work. Whether they're made in a Crockpot or microwave, or simply prepared quickly on the stove, they are much easier to make than most apple cider recipes.

  • Although it's made on a stovetop, Hot Spiced Apple Cider is quick and easy to make.
  • Hot Apple Cider Strudel can be made in the microwave.
  • Microwave Apple Cider is so easy that you can make it on a boat -- no joke!

Unusual Apple Cider Recipes

These apple cider recipes step outside the norms for apple cider.

Large-Batch Apple Cider Recipes

Making apple cider for a crowd? Try one of these large-batch apple cider recipes.

Apple Cider Mulling Spice Mixes
You can prepare mulling mixes for quick and easy apple cider preparation anytime. Some people like to give attractively packaged mulling spices like these away as holiday gifts.