Warm and Cozy Apple Cider Recipes

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Warm up this holiday season with a steamy mug of homemade apple cider. We've combined favorite spices, fruits, and mix-ins to create these easy cider recipes.

Hot Spiced Cider

Create adorable apple mugs for cider this season. To make, cut the tops off eight very large apples. Use a small ice cream scoop or melon baller to scoop out the centers, leaving a 1/2-inch shell. Don't scoop too close to the bottom and sides of the apples. If desired, brush insides of "mugs" with lemon juice to prevent browning.

Spiced Cranberry Cider

Celebrate the flavors the season with equal parts cranberry juice and apple cider in this pretty pink holiday drink.

Hot Cider Surprise Punch

The surprise ingredient in this toasty apple cider? Licorice-flavor anise! Garnish with the star-shape spice and an apple slice for an elegant hot beverage.

Spiced Pomegranate-Apple Cider

Warm up mittened hands with this quick-cooking cider. Pomegranate and kumquats provide a fruity twist.

Hot Spiced Cider

Create a traditional cider in 10 minutes with our four-ingredient recipe.

Hot Buttered Cider

Allspice, cloves, and brown sugar flavor this decadent drink. When finished, discard the spice bag and chill the cider; simply reheat to serve later. Serving cider at your party? Keep prepared cider warm in a slow cooker on low.

Citrus Cider

Described by one reader as an "excellent hot drink on a cold winter evening," this bright beverage balances its strong citrus flavor with touches of honey and ginger.

Flamin' Cinnamon Cider

One cup of hot candies brings a spicy cinnamon heat and festive red color to apple cider. Sliced-apple garnishes turn as red as the cider after 20 minutes of floating.

Lemonade Cider with Ginger Swizzle Sticks

Tangy lemonade adds tart sweetness to this tasty apple cider. For a cute and flavorful swizzle stick, thread ginger onto a wooden pick or skewer.

Editor's Tip: To make a Lemonade Cider Toddy, add 1 to 2 tablespoons apple brandy to each serving.

Tea and Cider Wassail

In a slow cooker brew tea with four types of fruit juices to create an unusual cider blend that will please any holiday guest.

Hot Strawberry Cider

For a simple twist on traditional apple cider, mix in a package of frozen sliced strawberries. Garnish with a strawberry slice or cinnamon stick for extra flavor.

Spiced Apple Cider

Wind down winter festivities with a mug of traditional apple cider. This one has a hint of apple brandy.

Hot Spiced Cranberry-Apple Cider

Fresh ginger, cardamom pods, and peppercorns come together to create a unique spice blend. Garnish each cup with a clove-studded orange slice for a burst of citrus flavor.

Holiday Cider

Floating baked apples studded with cloves create a picturesque cider for holiday parties.

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