Simple Hot Spiced Cider Recipe

Spiced Cider Holiday Drink
Spiced Cider Drink. Rachel Weill/Photodisc/Getty Images
Ratings (15)
  • Total: 7 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 2 mins
  • Yield: 12 Cups (12 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
12 Calories
0g Fat
3g Carbs
0g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple apple cider and spice mixture is served hot in mugs with cinnamon sticks for stirrers. This is a classic spiced cider, perfect for winter parties and events. It's the perfect beverage for a Christmas eve party or gathering.


  • 3 quarts apple cider
  • 12 cloves (whole)
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (ground)

Steps to Make It

  1. Put the apple cider, cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, and nutmeg in a large saucepan or stockpot. Bring to a full boil.

  2. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and serve hot in mugs with cinnamon sticks for stirring.

This is a tasty drink to serve at a Christmas Eve gathering or holiday party.