This Easy Hot Apple Cider Recipe 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 Hot Apple Cider recipe 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 recipe 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 with unpronounceable ingredients – Easy Hot Apple Cider Recipe. Warms me from the inside out. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Homemade Hot Apple Cider Recipe
The aroma fills your whole house with this classic American spiced drink, especially popular during Thanksgiving and Christmas. This non-alcoholic mulled apple cider recipe is perfect for a cold chilly night, made with naturally cloudy apple juice - Easy Hot Apple Cider Recipe
- 2 litres of cloudy apple juice
- 3-4 cinnamon sticks
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 6 cloves
In a saucepan, bring all the ingredients to a boil, reduce and simmer for about ten minutes.
Strain the spices before serving. Enjoy
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.