Homemade Hot Apple Cider

A classic American spiced drink popular during Thanksgiving and Christmas. This non-alcoholic mulled cider recipe is perfect for a cold chilly night - Homemade Hot Apple CiderA classic American spiced drink popular during Thanksgiving and Christmas. This non-alcoholic mulled cider recipe is perfect for a cold chilly night - Homemade Hot Apple Cider

A classic American spiced drink popular during Thanksgiving and Christmas. This non-alcoholic mulled cider recipe is perfect for a cold chilly night - Homemade Hot Apple Cider A classic American spiced drink popular during Thanksgiving and Christmas. This non-alcoholic mulled cider recipe is perfect for a cold chilly night - Homemade Hot Apple Cider

Homemade Hot Apple Cider is an easy to make cold weather treat, it’s like Christmas in a cup. And very easy to make! It’s like a mulled cider, with apple juice steeped in spices.

Moving to Australia, the concept of a Homemade Hot Apple Cider is different from the American Apple Cider. Like the Brits, Aussies usually drink Apple Cider as an cold alcoholic drink, made from freshly pressed apples. The concept of American style Hot Apple Cider doesn’t exist here, and I usually freak people out when I tell them I am giving my children Apple Cider!

When it gets cold here, drinking Hot Apple Cider reminds me of the Thanksgiving or Christmas season. We used to buy instant hot cider mix, but as it doesn’t exist here in Australia, so I’ve had to learn how to make it myself.

You can make a bouquet garni for the spices to make it easier to take the spices out, but I just use a cheesecloth and strain the Hot Apple Cider. For a flavour variation, sometimes I use ¾ teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice instead of the cinnamon and nutmeg.

If you want an alcoholic Hot Apple Cider, you can add some rum at the very end just before serving. Some people like adding a little brown sugar, or even caramel sauce to the recipe, but I think Apple juice is usually sweet enough.

So easy to make, and healthier than store bought, unpronounceable ingredients Homemade Hot Apple Cider. Warms me from the inside out. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!

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Homemade Hot Apple Cider
 
A classic American spiced drink popular during Thanksgiving and Christmas. This non-alcoholic mulled cider recipe is perfect for a cold chilly night - Homemade Hot Apple Cider
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 2 litres of cloudy apple juice
  • 3-4 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 cloves
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, bring all the ingredients to a boil, reduce and simmer for about ten minutes.
  2. Strain the spices before serving. Enjoy
Notes
Alternate versions: use ¾ teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice instead of cinnamon and nutmeg. You can also can add a slice orange to the pot for a citrus twist. Optional: add some rum before serving.

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A classic American spiced drink popular during Thanksgiving and Christmas. This non-alcoholic mulled cider recipe is perfect for a cold chilly night - Homemade Hot Apple CiderA classic American spiced drink popular during Thanksgiving and Christmas. This non-alcoholic mulled cider recipe is perfect for a cold chilly night - Homemade Hot Apple CiderA classic American spiced drink popular during Thanksgiving and Christmas. This non-alcoholic mulled cider recipe is perfect for a cold chilly night - Homemade Hot Apple Cider

8 comments

    • I was born and raised in Canada to Russian parents but have spent lots of time in the US. Lived near Vancouver BC

  1. This sounds amazing! I’m a Brit living in Mallorca and they have no idea about cider (let alone hot apple cider!) and I’m getting serious withdrawal symptoms 🙁

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