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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

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...


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...


Westerfield Wassail

1 review

—Jim and Marilyn Westerfield, Freeburg, Illinois


Hot Apple Cider

7 reviews

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

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...


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

Pineapple Cider Wassail

1 review

Pineapple juice prevents this hot drink from becoming overly sweet. Skip the rum—without sacrificing flavor—for a beverage that's ideal for...


Breakfast Wassail

5 reviews

This fruity beverage is great all year-round, and tasty hot or chilled. I got the recipe from a co-worker and...


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...


Warm & Cozy Spiced Cider

We take winter seriously in Minnesota. This comforting cider flavored with cinnamon, cloves and fruit juices helps warm and brace...

Sweet Pineapple Cider

I think the best thing about this recipe is that you can make it hours ahead of time so you...


Spiced Cider Punch

9 reviews

I’ve shared this recipe with many friends. It never wears out its welcome and is so easy to make. It’s...


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...


Pear Cider

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


Vanilla Citrus Cider

My mom used to make cider for the holidays, so I based my citrus-vanilla variation on her recipe. I think...

Cider Wassail

8 reviews

This traditional wassail recipe came from a dear friend in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where we lived for many years. Since...


Wassail Bowl

We served this at my family's open house on Christmas Eve—to welcome anyone who came a-wassailing! —Sharon Tipton, Casselberry, Florida


Mulled Cider

This is a classic warmer-upper that you can serve on chilly winter days. Pass the brandy separately for those who...


Apple Citrus Cider

Patricia Aurand of Findlay, Ohio shares her warm, comforting cider with a twist of pineapple and citrus that's just perfect...


Apple Cherry Punch

4 reviews

Try this cheery red punch in fall or for a festive, fruity touch that brightens the holidays and fills the...


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...


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,...


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....

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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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Hot Cranberry Citrus Drink

4 reviews

This lovely rosy drink, with its appealing fresh fruit flavor, is not too sweet or too tart. I sometimes serve...


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...


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...