Hot Buttered Cider Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


64 servings (2 cups buttered cider mix)

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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
Hot Buttered Cider Mix Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup hot apple cider or juice
  • 1 ounce apple brandy, optional


  1. Beat butter and brown sugar until blended; beat in honey and spices. Transfer to an airtight container. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
    To prepare hot cider: Place 1-1/2 teaspoons buttered cider mix in a mug. Stir in hot cider and, if desired, brandy.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup prepared cider: 136 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

Recommended Video

More from Taste of Home