8 Warming Hot Cider Recipes

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As the colder weather approaches, we’ll switch our frozen drinks for something a bit warmer. This fall, go beyond plain apple or mulled cider and try one of these delicious hot ciders with a twist. Create these delicious hot drinks to share with family and friends under a warm blanket.

Hot Buttered Cranberry Cider

Tart cranberries, dark rum, and butter make this a smooth, crowd-pleaser. Honey and cinnamon give it delicious depth of flavor that your guests will love.

Hot Apple Cider with Rum

Traditional apple cider gets even more delicious with the addition of nutmeg, cinnamon, and dark rum. Make ahead in a slow cooker to fill your home with the warm smell of fall.

Buttered Spiked Cider

Butter and brandy make a mug of sweet and warm goodness that’s best sipped by a fire. This combination is ideal for cold weather happy hours!

Cider Smash

Sparkling cider and bourbon will tickle your nose and taste buds. Ideal for fall or wintertime weekend brunches with friends.


Peachy Spiced Cider

Sweet peaches and spice make a soothing, non-alcoholic drink that’s perfect for end-of-summer backyard parties. Toast to the end of summer and the beginning of fall with a drink everyone can enjoy.

Mulled Grape Cider

Fresh concord grapes are transformed into a warm, non-alcoholic delight that will warm your body and please your senses.

Mulled Apple Cider with Ginger and Orange

Fresh orange and ginger create a sweet, tangy twist on traditional apple cider. This non-alcoholic hot drink is bound to be a crowd favorite that’s perfect for holiday parties.

Pomegranate Cider

Bright pomegranate and dark cloves give rich flavor to this simple, non-alcoholic drink. Try serving this rich-colored drink at a small social gathering and watch your guests savor the unique flavors.

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