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Hot Spiced Apple Juice

This delicious spiced apple cocktail is a must for winter parties. It's a winning alternative to an alcoholic punch. Keep it warm in a slow cooker and it'll keep everyone cozy and happy. —Susan Adams, Victoria, British Columbia

Orange Spiced Cider

Every time I serve this wonderful hot beverage, someone asks for the recipe. Orange juice adds a bit of sweetness...


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...


Spiced Apricot Cider

2 reviews

Simmer just a few ingredients to create this hot spiced beverage. Each delicious mugful is rich with apricot flavor. —Connie...


Slow-Cooked Apple Cranberry Cider

1 review

Buffets are my favorite way to feed a crowd. This fruity cider can be made ahead, then kept warm in...

Peachy Spiced Cider

2 reviews

Welcome guests with the inviting aroma of this warm beverage. I served this spiced cider at a cookie exchange and...


Hot Cider with Orange Twists

2 reviews

I first tasted a steaming mug of this comforting beverage on a frigid evening. It's still a family favorite on...

Hot Spiced Cherry Cider

4 reviews

This slow cooker cider is so nice to sip after being out in the cold. —Marlene Wiczek, Little Falls, Minnesota


Easy Hot Spiced Cider

4 reviews

This warm cider chases the chill on cool evenings…and it’s perfect for winter holidays, too. —Trinda Heinrich, Lakemoor, Illinois


Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

7 reviews

Spiced with cinnamon sticks, allspice and caramel, this warm-you-up sipper will chase away winter's chill. Serve brimming mugs alongside a...


Harvest Apple Cider

2 reviews

I simmer this comforting cider in my slow cooker every fall. —Lesley Geisel, Severna Park, Maryland

Spiced Hot Apple Cider

During cool-weather season, my husband and I take this soul-warming drink outside by the fire pit. Our house smells amazing...


Pear Cider

A wonderful alternative to traditional apple cider, our perfectly spiced, pear-flavored beverage will warm you from head to toe. —Taste...


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...


Cranberry Apple Cider

"I love to start this soothing cider in the slow cooker on nights before my husband goes hunting," says Jennifer...


Slow-Cooker Cider

There's no last-minute rush before the party when you slowly simmer this punch. It has all the tantalizing flavors of...

Butterscotch Mulled Cider

2 reviews

Five minutes of preparation results in a dynamite slow-cooked drink. You’ll love the sweet taste of butterscotch and apple in...


Hot Holiday Cider

1 review

This slightly tart apple cider is perfect for a holiday open house. It fills the room with a wonderful aroma....


Mulled Grape Cider

1 review

I came up with this recipe one year when I tried to make grape jelly and ended up with 30...