Hot Apple Cider Recipes

This collection of the top Hot Apple Cider Recipes includes all the best alcoholic, non-alcoholic and easy hot cider recipes.

  • 01 of 10

    Extra-Spiced Hot Apple Cider Recipe

    An image of apple cider, cardamom, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and an orange.
    Cardamom pods, allspice berries, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks, ground nutmeg, brown sugar and orange slices make this recipe for mulled cider extremely spiced. Lindsey Goodwin

    This step-by-step tutorial explains how to make extra-spiced hot cider in a crockpot. It's an easy, non-alcoholic cider recipe that's great for serving crowds during the holidays.

  • 02 of 10

    Hot Buttered Apple Cider Recipe

    This easy apple cider recipe includes butter, brown sugar and dark rum for a rich flavor. Like Hot Buttered Rum, it's a wonderful drink to help you warm up after time in the snow.

  • 03 of 10
    An image of Chai Spiced Apple Cider.
    Lindsey Goodwin

    This unusual hot cider recipe features traditional masala chai spices, like allspice, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and ginger, for a deeply spiced flavor. It also includes a little almond milk, which adds richness to the drink.

    Similarly, Preeti's Spiced Apple Cider Recipe uses many Indian spices for its warming flavor.

  • 04 of 10

    Quick Cranberry Apple Cider Recipe

    This easy apple cider recipe is mulled in the microwave. If you are looking for an easy hot cider recipe, you might also enjoy one of the following microwave cider recipes:

    • Hot Apple Streudel Recipe
    • Microwave Apple Cider Recipe
    • Microwave Caramel Apple Cider Recipe
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  • 05 of 10

    Wassail Hot Cider Recipe

    Wassail is a traditional German version of hot apple cider. It's typically served in the fall and winter, once apples are harvested. This Wassail recipe is made with orange juice, lemon juice and apple juice, as well as a range of spices (including crystallized ginger). If you like this recipe, be sure to check out this Basic Wassail Recipe and this Crockpot Wassail Recipe, too.

  • 06 of 10

    Maple Mulled Cider Recipe

    Start with store-bought apple cider. Mull with warming spices and real maple syrup. Serve hot. Delicious!

  • 07 of 10

    This alcoholic apple cider recipe can be made with apple brandy or with whiskey. It's a variation on a Hot Toddy, which is usually made with whiskey, hot water or tea, and lemon.

  • 08 of 10

    Salem Hot Apple Cider Recipe

    This traditional New England hot apple cider recipe includes spices, orange juice and brandy. If you like New England-style cider, check out this collection of cold and hot apple cider recipes.

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  • 09 of 10

    Hot Apple Cider Video Recipe

    If you prefer your recipes in video format, this is the best hot apple cider recipe for you.

  • 10 of 10

    Sweet & Spicy Hot Apple Cider Recipe

    Sweet & Spicy Hot Apple Cider takes store-bought apple cider and spices it up with cinnamon, allspice, cloves, lemon zest, brown sugar, dark rum and Butterscotch Schnapps. As the name suggests, it's about as sweet as it is spicy!