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Warm Spiked Apple Cider (BEST Holiday Cocktail Recipe)

This warm spiced apple cider recipe is one of the BEST holiday cocktail recipes around. This sweet cinnamon drink is a perfect nightcap or after-dinner drink.  A fantastic beverage to warm you up after being out in the snow.

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It’s Christmas Eve and I have the coziest cocktail that will keep the chill out of the December night. This warm spiked apple cider cocktail is a fantastic curl-up-by-the-fire drink.  This is a great holiday drink for your small family get-together or just a solo night in.

This Hot Spiked Cider Cocktail Recipe Is:

  • Sweet
  • Earthy
  • Warming
  • Fruity
  • Tart
  • Perfectly Spiced
  • Great for a holiday or Christmas party cocktail

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This cocktail was inspired by my husband this week – we had a large gallon of apple cider that we hadn’t drank yet, so we decided to heat it up on the stove top. He suggested it would make a great mixer, so I went over to our liquor cabinet and found… the apple pie moonshine!  A perfect pairing, this was one festive holiday drink.

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What’s In This Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy Recipe?

  • Apple Cider – I used a pre-made Spiced Cider from Trader Joes (I know, I know, we normally get local New Englard orchard cider, but it’s 2020 so we used what we had) as the base for this drink.
  • Apple Pie Moonshine – I used Midnight Moon brand which has a nice sweetness and flavor.
  • Cinnamon sticks – I used organic ones from Target that I ordered online.

This recipe is pretty sweet (to my taste) so it makes a really nice sipping drink.  If you want yours less sweet, then I’d recommend halving the cider to 4 ounces, and replacing the remaining 4 ounces with water.   That way you get most of the flavor, but not all of the sugar.

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One of the BEST Pantry Staple Cocktail Recipes

This warm spiked apple cider recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple drink!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your fridge or cupboards.  You probably already have a lot of these ingredients on hand!  Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with fun cocktails using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on TheHerbeevore.com here.  All of these ingredients I had in my house, and didn’t need to run to the store: apple cider (or use apple juice), apple pie moonshine, and cinnamon.

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How Do I Make This Warm Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe?

  1. In a saucepan, heat the apple cider and cinnamon stick together until warm.
  2. Pour moonshine to a serving glass and top with the warm apple cider.
  3. Garnish with cinnamon stick, and enjoy!

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Other Fun Holiday Cocktails You’ll Love!

Citrus Sangria with White Wine

Lemon Basil Gin And Tonic

Fresh Grapefruit Paloma Recipe with Easy Infused Simple Syrup

Roses Lime Cordial Recipe

Classic Gin Gimlet Cocktail

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Warm Spiked Apple Cider Recipe

Kelly Jensen
This warm spiked apple cider recipe is one of the BEST holiday cocktail recipes around. This sweet cinnamon drink is a perfect nightcap or after-dinner drink.  A fantastic beverage to warm you up after being out in the snow.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktail, Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 ounces apple pie moonshine

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, heat the apple cider and cinnamon stick together until warm.
  • Pour moonshine to a serving glass and top with the warm apple cider.
  • Garnish with cinnamon stick, and enjoy!

Notes

This recipe is pretty sweet (to my taste) so it makes a really nice sipping drink.  If you want yours less sweet, then I'd recommend halving the cider to 4 ounces, and replacing the remaining 4 ounces with water.   That way you get most of the flavor, but not all of the sugar.
Keyword Apple Cider Hot Toddy Recipe, Boozy Apple Cider Cocktails, Christmas Entertaining Cocktails with Apple Cider, Warm Apple Cider Cocktails, Warm Holiday Drinks with Apple Cider, Warm Spiked Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe
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