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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...


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...


Westerfield Wassail

1 review

—Jim and Marilyn Westerfield, Freeburg, Illinois

Hot Spiced Cider

6 reviews

Next time you're entertaining, stir up a batch of this nicely spiced apple cider. The wonderful aroma will make your...


Cider Wassail Punch

2 reviews

Cinnamon, cloves, apple cider and cranberry juice blend together to create a wonderful drink with an aroma to match. If...

Harvest Apple Cider

2 reviews

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


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...


Spiced Cider

4 reviews

I first concocted this beverage years ago for my son on a chilly New England day. He’s grown now, but...


Hot Apple Cider

7 reviews

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

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 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...


Fireside Glogg

An aromatic blend of spices flavor this superb wine-based beverage. It is served warmed and it's sweet fruity taste will...


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...


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...

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


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


Hot Apple Pie Drink

A perfect holiday drink for adults, these are simple and fun to make.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin


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...


Christmas Spice Mix

Wonderfully versatile, this gift is seasoned for both sipping and sniffing. When mixed with fruit juices, it's a delicious winter...


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...


Cinnamon Orange Cider

2 reviews

The color of pumpkins with the flavor of oranges, apples and cinnamon make this cozy beverage a hit! You just...

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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...


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...


Spiced Cider Bundles

I like to enhance the naturally good taste of hot apple cider with a bundle filled with cloves, allspice, dried...


Cinnamon Berry Cider

When the weather is gray and cold, put a warm mug of this drink into mittened hands and watch little...