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Hot Spiced Cider


hot spiced cider
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This hot spiced cider makes a big 1-gallon batch for parties and gatherings.


  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 8 cinnamon sticks, broken up
  • 10 to 14 whole allspice
  • 18 to 20 whole cloves
  • cinnamon sticks


Put allspice and cloves into a tea ball or cheesecloth bag. In a 6-quart kettle, bring cider, broken cinnamon sticks, and allspice and cloves to a boil. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Remove spices; refrigerate cider until needed, then reheat for serving.

Garnish with small apples or orange slices, if desired, and place a cinnamon stick stirrer in each mug of hot cider.

Makes 16 cups.


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