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.
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.
Warm up mittened hands with this quick-cooking cider. Pomegranate and kumquats provide a fruity twist.
Create a traditional cider in 10 minutes with our four-ingredient recipe.
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.
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.
Editor's Tip: To make a Lemonade Cider Toddy, add 1 to 2 tablespoons apple brandy to each serving.
In a slow cooker brew tea with four types of fruit juices to create an unusual cider blend that will please any holiday guest.
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.
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.
Floating baked apples studded with cloves create a picturesque cider for holiday parties.