17 Apple Cider Recipes That’ll Make You Forget About Pumpkin Spice
Move over, pumpkin spice. Fall has a new favorite flavor, and we’ve got all the apple cider recipes to prove it!
During cool-weather season, my husband and I take this soul-warming drink outside by the fire pit. Our house smells amazing while the cider is simmering! —Lisa Bynum, Brandon, Mississippi
My mom used to make cider for the holidays, so I based my citrusy-vanilla variation on her recipe. I think it hits the spot! The longer the cider simmers, the stronger the flavors will be.—Kristin Weglarz, Bremerton, Washington
With my first sip of this brisk cider, I know autumn has arrived. It makes the kitchen smell so festive that I serve it during the holidays, too. Transfer it to a slow cooker set on low to keep it warm until the last party guest leaves. —Tina Butler, Royse City, Texas
This is a classic warmer-upper that you can serve on chilly winter days. Pass the brandy separately for those who want it.
Put the butter base for this beverage in a decorative jar and attach a copy of the recipe for a great gift from your kitchen. You can omit the brandy for a kid-friendly version. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
I’ve shared this recipe with many friends. It never wears out its welcome and is so easy to make. It’s also delicious warm. —Charles Piatt, Little Rock, Akansas
I first concocted this beverage years ago for my son on a chilly New England day. He’s grown now, but he still enjoys this tangy cider whenever he comes for a visit. —Debbie Terenzini, Lusby, Maryland
I first tasted a steaming mug of this comforting beverage on a frigid evening. It’s still a family favorite on a wintry day. —Catherine Allan, Twin Falls, Idaho
Next time you’re entertaining, stir up a batch of this nicely spiced apple cider. The wonderful aroma will make your guests feel welcome on a chilly day. —Kim Wallace, Dennison, Ohio
This is a nice warm-up punch. I like to serve it when there is a nip in the air. The aroma of the apple cider, orange juice and spices is wonderful as the punch simmers in the slow cooker. —Susan Smith, Forest, Virginia
This traditional wassail recipe came from a dear friend in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where we lived for many years. Since it’s warm, wonderful and non-alcoholic, we’ve even served it at church. This wassail drink is also perfect for a holiday open house. —Maryellen Hays, Wolcottville, Indiana
Cinnamon, cloves, apple cider and cranberry juice blend together to create a wonderful drink with an aroma to match. If you don’t have a percolator, simmer this drink on the stove and strain well before serving. —Sharon Tipton, Orlando, Florida