Simple Hot Spiced Cider Recipe

Spiced Cider Holiday Drink
Spiced Cider Drink. Rachel Weill/Photodisc/Getty Images
  • 7 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 2 mins
  • Yield: 12 Cups (12 servings)
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This simple apple cider and spice mixture is served hot in mugs with cinnamon sticks for stirrers. This is a classic spiced cider, perfect for winter parties and events. It's the perfect beverage for a Christmas eve party or gathering.

What You'll Need

  • 3 quarts apple cider
  • 12 cloves (whole) 
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (ground)

How to Make It

  1. Put the apple cider, cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, and nutmeg in a large saucepan or stockpot. Bring to a full boil.
  2. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and serve hot in mugs with cinnamon sticks for stirring.

This is a tasty drink to serve at a Christmas Eve gathering or holiday party.