Hot Spiked Cider Recipe

Amanda Livesay | Fake Ginger

Hot Spiked Cider can stay warm in a slow cooker. People can help themselves to the best drink at the party!

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One of my favorite things about winter and especially the holidays is the hot cocktails. We spent 4 winters in Colorado before we moved to Texas earlier this year and it was a common thing for me to bundle up and sit on the porch in the middle of the night to watch the snow fall. And I almost always had a steaming mug of hot cider in my hand while I did it.

Hot cider is definitely my winter obsession. I love trying to come up with different ways to make it. Lots of spices, a caramel drizzle, chopped fruit in it, etc.

We have had really warm weather in Texas - like, I’m still wearing flipflops and sleeveless tees - so I haven’t really had the chance to heat up some cider. We had a few chilly days last week and I took full advantage. I think I had cider every night and finally had the brilliant idea to add some cinnamon whiskey on Friday night.

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This Hot Spiked Cider recipe is really easy and takes no time to put together. You combine everything but the cinnamon whiskey and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Divide the whiskey into 4 glasses and then top it with the hot cider. It is ready to enjoy after that! Serve it quickly though, you definitely want it to be warm!

If you want to get fancy, top with whipped cream!

If you are having a holiday party soon, think about serving this! If you want to double or triple the recipe for a party, let it simmer and then transfer it to a slow cooker and have the bottle of whiskey next to it. People can pour their own drinks as they want them. And they can skip the whiskey if they aren’t into it!

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Hot Spiked Cider Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 4 cups Apple Cider
  • 2 tablespoons Orange Juice
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 3 Whole Cloves
  • 1 cup Cinnamon Whiskey


  1. In a small saucepan, bring apple cider, orange juice, cinnamon stick, and cloves to a low simmer and let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick and cloves.
  2. Put 1/4 cup of cinnamon whiskey into 4 glasses and fill each glass with the cider. Serve warm.


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Author: Amanda Livesay
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 261

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 7mg
Total Carbohydrate 28g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 28g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Amanda Livesay

About Amanda

Amanda makes all kinds of recipes on Fake Ginger, and on more than one occasion, she'll post a super healthy paleo recipe followed by something stuffed with chocolate and covered in Funfetti frosting. We're excited to say we're getting all the healthy stuff, because Amanda's our Paleo Fanatic!

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