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Hot Cider

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min.


18 servings (4-1/2 quarts)

Updated: Jan. 25, 2023
I dress up apple cider using lemonade, orange juice, honey and spices for a new version of a classic fall beverage. —Glenna Tooman, Boise, Idaho
Hot Cider Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • Dash ground cloves
  • 1 gallon apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tea bag
  • Apple slices, optional


  1. In a stockpot, combine the water, allspice, cinnamon stick and cloves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  2. Add the next 5 ingredients. Return just to a boil. Discard cinnamon stick and tea bag. Stir and serve warm. If desired, garnish with apple slices.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 168 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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