Spiced Apple Cider is sure to warm you up from head to toe all winter long. Not to mention how heavenly it will make your kitchen smell!
Our family went to a friend’s birthday party several years ago on a cold, chilly afternoon. As we walked into the house, we saw a huge group of kids gathered around something in the kitchen. My first thought was they must be attacking an enormous plate of cookies, but as we got closer I realized that they were all standing in line for hot Apple Cider.
We quickly joined the queue. You didn’t even have to taste it to know how good it was going to be. The entire kitchen was filled with the incredible aroma of apple and spices, drawing all the little guests to the stove like an aromatic Pied Piper!
It’s remained pretty cold here in California so Spiced Apple Cider has remained one of our favorite special drinks to make during the winter. It’s perfect at this time of year; sure to warm everyone’s tummies! It’s everything you could want in a winter drink: warm and cozy, fruity and spicy. Plus, it doesn’t get much easier to make, so you can enjoy this special treat with your family all winter long.
I love this recipe because of how simple it is to make and how much you can make at once. It’s perfect for larger get togethers and sure to make a big impression with everyone! Serve this apple cider with some delicious cookies like Classic Spritz Cookies and Gingerbread Animal Crackers on the side, or you could even make these Cinnamon Toast Pinwheels with it.
It’s also great for making a cozy night in at home with your family, curled up next to the fire and watching a movie really special. The whole family will be obsessed!
Spiced Apple Cider
- 1 64 ounce container of apple cider
- 12 cloves
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Place all the ingredients (including the juiced lemon rinds) in a saucepan and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
- Serve (obviously don’t ladle the cloves, cinnamon or lemons into the cups!).