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Hot Spiked Cider

Hot Spiked Cider

I’d say there are two scents that greet you with “happy holidays!” when you walk inside someone’s winter home: Fresh pine and simmering apple cider. Apple cider can take many forms. It’s tasty plain, but you can spice it up a bit, and spike it up as well, for a little extra holiday cheer.

For a non-alcoholic version, omit the applejack and schnapps and add 2 tablespoons cinnamon-flavored syrup, such as Torani brand.

4 cups apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
5 whole cloves
1/2 cup apple brandy
2 tablespoons cinnamon schnapps
Cinnamon sticks for garnish

Bring apple cider, cinnamon stick and cloves to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add applejack and schnapps. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve hot.

Nutrition per serving: 143 calories; 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0g mono unsaturated fat); 0 mg cholesterol; 23 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 0 mg sodium; 0 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C.

1 1/2 carbohydrate servings

Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit.

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7:16AM PDT on May 29, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

10:10AM PST on Feb 2, 2013

Thank you.

10:47PM PST on Jan 31, 2013

This is my family's go to winter beverage. We've found a chai tea bag that works really well for us. Our recipe is cider, 2 of our favorite tea bags and maybe a splash of any wine. Yum on a chilly winter evening.

5:44AM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

Sounds awesome!!

9:19AM PDT on May 30, 2012

Sounds wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.

7:50PM PST on Dec 30, 2011

Apple brandy = applejack by the looks of the recipe. Never seen either of those things, but will go look. Cheers.

3:17AM PST on Dec 10, 2011


7:12AM PDT on Oct 29, 2011

Thank you

8:26PM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

Apple brandy? I will have to find one.

5:43AM PDT on Sep 16, 2011

Yummy! Love this recipe. Thanks.

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