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Spiced Apple Cider Jelly Shots

These spiced, spiked gelatin squares are sure to get the party started at fall get-togethers. If you’re going for the more traditional shot-style look, pour the mixture into 2-ounce plastic cups and refrigerate until set. — Rachel Seis, Senior Editor, Taste of Home

Citrus Spiced Tea

Ripe with citrusy tang, this easy-to-fix hot tea from Mrs. J.D. McCollum, of Memphis, Tennessee can be whipped up for...


Hot Cider

5 reviews

I dress up apple cider using lemonade, orange juice, honey and spices for a new version of a classic
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Warm Spiced Citrus Punch

I serve this drink every year during the holidays. It’s one of my most requested recipes. It can be doubled...


Citrus Cranberry Tea

1 review

Field editor Pat Habiger of Spearvile, Kansas stirs up holiday spirit with this hot brew that's full of tangy fruit...

Hot Apple Cider

7 reviews

In this recipe, brown sugar and spices add extra flavor to already delicious apple cider. —Marlys Benning, Wellsburg, Iowa


Apricot-Apple Cider

2 reviews

Dried apricots give this comforting cider a marvelous twist. Add cranberries, cinnamon, allspice and cloves for the perfect hot drink...

Slow-Cooker Christmas Punch

3 reviews

This holiday, why not indulge in a warm ruby red punch made in the slow cooker? We use cinnamon and...


Mulled Cranberry Cider

Whipping up this tasty beverage for a gathering—large or small—is simple. All you have to do is combine the ingredients,...


Spiced Tea

1 review

Simply by simmering together spices, tea and fruit juices, Janice Connelley of Mountain City, Nevada created a concoction that gives...


Warm Spiced Cider Punch

3 reviews

This is a nice warm-up punch. I like to serve it when there is a nip in the air. The...

Hot Cranberry Cider

2 reviews

Adding colorful appeal to a wintertime meal is a easy—just turn to this tasty cider. The cranberry juice gives it...


Spicy Cranberry Drink

Red-hot candies add a little spice to this rosy beverage that's perfect for holiday buffets or winter potlucks. Serve it...